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    Posted 9 years ago

    flashlarue
    (197 items)

    Here is an interesting Air Force uniform made by James S. Lee & Co. Custom Taylors for Col. Walter Whiteaker. The eagles, U.S. and aviator wings are all bullion and the ribbons are thread sewn on. He served in WWII, Korean, and Viet Nam wars. This uniform was made in 1970 and I suppose he was in the military for several years after that.

    Decorations:

    Command Pilot Wings

    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Air Medal, with 4 oak leaves
    Air Force Commendation Medal
    Gallant Unit Citation
    Good Conduct Medal
    American Defense Service Medal
    American Campaign Medal
    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, with 2 stars
    WWII Victory Medal
    National Defense Service Medal, with 1 star
    Korean Service Medal
    Viet Nam Service Medal
    Air Force Longevity Service Award, with 4 oak leaves
    Armed Forces Reserve Medal
    United Nations Service Medal
    Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Great Eagles and wings on the uniform.

      I also like the ribbon rack-- looks like he started as an EM since he has a Good Conduct Medal.

      He is not credited with any aerial victories.

      Scott

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