Award Winners All Air Medal Winners

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Complete list of Air Medal winners since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Air Medal winner. Winners of the Air Medal in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Air Medal list by any column.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Bernard W. Rogers and Victor H. Krulak. Featuring people from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and more, this list has it all. 

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Albert P. Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Lieutenant General Albert Patton Clark was the sixth superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Bernard W. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Bernard William Rogers was a United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and later as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander in Chief, United ...more

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Billy Waugh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Air Medal Winners
William "Billy" Waugh, is a retired American Special Forces Sergeant Major and Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer who served more than 50 years between the ...more

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Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Air Medal Winners
George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including five years and seven months as a ...more

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Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set ...more

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Chesty Puller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and one of the most decorated members of the Marine Corps. Puller is one of two servicemen to ever be ...more

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David C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Air Medal Winners
David Charles Jones was a U.S. Air Force general and 9th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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David H. Hackworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Colonel David Haskell Hackworth, also known as "Hack," was a highly decorated United States Army soldier, having received 24 decorations for heroism in combat during the Korean and ...more

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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more

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Earl E. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Air Medal Winners
General Earl Edward Anderson, the youngest active duty Marine ever promoted to the rank of General and the second active duty Marine Naval Aviator to be promoted to a 4-star rank, became ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Air Medal Winners
George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice ...more

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George McGovern is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Air Medal Winners
George Stanley McGovern was an American historian, author, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, and the Democratic Party presidential nominee in the 1972 presidential election. McGovern grew up in ...more

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George Scratchley Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Air Medal Winners
George Scratchley Brown was a United States Air Force general who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he served as the senior military adviser to the President ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Air Medal Winners
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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James Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Air Medal Winners
James Bond Stockdale was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy. Stockdale led aerial attacks from the carrier USS ...more

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Jimmy Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Air Medal Winners
James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and was ...more

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John A. Wickham, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Adams Wickham, Jr. is a retired United States Army general who served as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 1983 to 1987.

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John Glenn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Herschel Glenn, Jr., is a former U.S. Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut and United States senator. He was selected as one of the "Mercury seven" group of military test ...more

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John K. Singlaub is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Kirk Singlaub is a highly-decorated former OSS officer and a retired Major General in the United States Army, and a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was a joint ...more

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

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John R. Deane, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Russell Deane, Jr. was a highly decorated United States Army officer with the rank of General. He served as commander of the United States Army Materiel Command.

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John Shalikashvili is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Air Medal Winners
John Malchase David Shalikashvili was a Polish-born United States Army general who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Supreme Allied Commander from 1993 to 1997. He was born in ...more

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Joseph Kittinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in ...more

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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Air Medal Winners
H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War. Born in ...more

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Peter C. Lemon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Peter Charles Lemon is a former United States Army soldier and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest award, the Medal of Honor. He received the medal for his actions on April 1, 1970, while ...more

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Richard Myers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Richard Bowman Myers is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As Chairman, Myers was the highest ranking ...more

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Robert Kingston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Robert Charles Kingston was an United States Army general who served as the commander of U.S. Central Command.

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Robert L. Howard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Robert Lewis Howard was a highly-decorated United States Army soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded 8 Purple ...more

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Robert Michael White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Robert Michael "Bob" White, was an American military aircraft test pilot, electrical engineer, and a Major general in the United States Air Force. White broke a number of records with ...more

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Ronald F. Marryott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Rear Admiral Ronald F. Marryott was the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy from 1986 to 1988. He served as president and CEO of the George C. Marshall Foundation, and president ...more

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Steven L. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Steven Logan Bennett of Palestine, Texas was a United States Air Force pilot who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War on August 8, 1974.

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Tommy Franks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Tommy Ray Franks is a retired general in the United States Army. His last Army post was as the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, overseeing U.S. military operations in a 25-country region, ...more

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Victor H. Krulak is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Air Medal Winners
Victor H. Krulak was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of First ...more

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William J. Crowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Air Medal Winners
William James Crowe, Jr. was a United States Navy admiral who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and as the ambassador to the ...more

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William Westmoreland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Air Medal Winners
William Childs Westmoreland was a United States Army four-star general. General Westmoreland was in command of all US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968, including during ...more