Air Force Cross (United States)

Air Force Cross (United States)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Air Force Cross is the second highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Air Force . The Air Force Cross is the Air Force decoration equivalent to the Distinguished Service Cross (Army) and the Navy Cross (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard). Originally entitled the "Distinguished Service Cross (Air Force)," the Air Force Cross was first proposed in 1947 after the creation of the United States Air Force as a separate armed service. Designed by Eleanor Cox, an employee of the Air Force and was sculpted by Thomas Hudson Jones of the Institute of Heraldry. The Air Force Cross was established by Congress in Public Law 88-593 on July 6, 1960, amending Section 8742 of Title 10, U.S. Code to change the designation of "Distinguished Service Cross" to "Air Force Cross" in case of awards made under Air Force Authority. The Air Force Cross is awarded for extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of the Medal of Honor. It may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S Air Force, distinguishes him or herself by extraordinary heroism in combat.show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134924121
  • 9786134924122