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Buzz Aldrin’s First Distinguished Flying Cross citation

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF CONGRESS JULY 2, 1926 HAS
AWARDED

THE DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS

TO

EDWIN E. (BUZZ) ALDRIN, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

FOR HEROISM
WHILE PARTICIPATING IN AERIAL FLIGHT

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 14 May 1953 over North Korea, as Pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, FIFTH Air Force. Lieutenant Aldrin was flying number three position in a flight of six F-86s along the Yalu River. Lieutenant Aldrin observed a flight of two enemy MiG-15 through a hole in the clouds below. Continue reading “Buzz Aldrin’s First Distinguished Flying Cross citation”