United States of America – Air Medal

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces. It was created in 1942 and is awarded for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.

Captain John Henry Howard
Captain John H. Howard distinguished himself by participating in thirty aerial flights in support of the Republic of Korea and United Nations Forces from an airstrip in Korea in target areas behind enemy lines during the period 2 September 1951 to 24 October 1951. Willingly and with full knowledge of the hazards involved, Captain Howard flew as observer in an unarmed T-6 type aircraft which penetrated areas of ground activity to locate enemy targets and direct close support aircraft. By his courage, ability and devotion to duty, Captain Howard has brought great credit upon himself and the United Nations Forces in Korea.