An American Medal of Honor recipient  and Marine Corps ace who, as Commanding Officer of VMF-223 shot down 19 Japanese planes in World War II and led his squadron to a destroy a total of 83 enemy aircraft during the Solomon Islands campaign.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA
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On 25 Apr 2018 at 14:47 GMT Owen Smith wrote:
Categories: Marine Aircraft Group 32, United States Marine Corps, World War II | VMA-223 Squadron, United States Marine Corps | United States Marine Corps, Korean War | Battle of Guadalcanal | Medal of Honor | Legion of Merit | Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) | Bronze Star Medal | Air Medal | Navy and Marine Corps Presidential Unit Citation | Navy Unit Commendation | American Defense Service Medal with Base Clasp | American Campaign Medal | Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal | World War II Victory Medal | Navy Occupation Service Medal | National Defense Service Medal | Korean Service Medal | Distinguished Service Order | Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation | Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation | Philippine Liberation Medal | United Nations Service Medal Korea | Marine Aircraft Group 14, United States Marine Corps, World War II