The Air Medal is awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself/herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.
337395Air Medal with numeral 2 - John McCainJohn Warner
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOHN S. MC CAIN III
UNITED STATES NAVY
for service as set forth in the following
For meritorious achievement aerial flight as a pilot in Attack Squadron ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE, embarked in USS ORISKANY (CVA-34), during missions in support of combat operations in Southeast Asia against the insurgent communist guerrilla forces from 25 July to 21 October 1967. In the successful completion of these missions, Lieutenant Commander McCain contributed materially to the success of United States efforts in Southeast Asia. His skill, courage and devotion to duty in the face of hazardous flying conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
The Numeral "2" to represent Two Strike/Flight Awards is authorized.