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Medal of Honor – 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hughes

Lloyd “Pete” Hughes attended high school at Refugio, Texas, graduated from Corpus Christi Junior College, and went to Texas A&M prior to enlisting as an aviation cadet at San Antonio, January 28,…

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Medal of Honor – Maj. John L. Jerstad

Major John L. “Jack” Jerstad could have just gone home to Racine, Wisconsin and nobody would have faulted him. After all, he’d already earned rapid promotion in the U.S. Army Air Corps,…

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A Third Scouting Force Pilot

First Lieutenant Edward Jack Hitt began combat as a pilot with the 96th Bomb Group, 337th Bomb Squadron. He completed 35 missions, with 15 as either a lead or command pilot. Due to…

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