The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award presented by the U.S. Congress. It is awarded to an individual or group for an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States. This medal was presented to the Tuskegee Airmen, African […]
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. celebrated its grand opening late last month. This newest edition to the Smithsonian Institute’s network of museums has been in the works since 2003, when then President George W. Bush signed legislation creating this world-renown landmark, and putting […]
Class 42-C-SE 3/6/1942 2nd Lt. 0441127 Fairmont, WV September 24, 1918-March 8, 1984 Unit: 99th Pursuit Squadron (later known as the Fighter Squadron) Awards: Congressional Gold Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak clusters and two presidential citations. Pilot roster listing Roberts was born in London, Kanawha County in […]
Class 44-K-SE 2/1/1945 Flt. Officer T68699 Des Moines, IA 1922– January 13, 2014 Awards: Congressional Gold Medal Pilot roster listing Dr. James Bowman graduated from North High school in Des Moines in 1940. As a young man Bowman had only traveled as far as Minnesota. Little did he know he […]
July 2, 1922 – 1965 Awards: Congressional Gold Medal Thank you to Chauncey Harrison, brother of Richard, and to the AirZoo for submitting this information to us from the Michigan Aviation Hall Of Fame (MAHOF) exhibit. Richard Harrison was born In Dowagiac, Michigan, on July 2, 1922. He loved flying from […]