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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Edward Ireland's Flight Jacket Dec. 6 during a ceremony at the Royal Oaks Golf Course here. Mr. Ireland earned the medal more than 60 years ago for his actions as a top turret gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress bombers during World War II. Due to missions during the war, Mr. Ireland was never formally presented his medal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow)




WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Edward Ireland's Flight Jacket Dec. 6 during a ceremony at the Royal Oaks Golf Course here. Mr. Ireland earned the medal more than 60 years ago for his actions as a top turret gunner on B-17 Flying Fortress bombers during World War II. Due to missions during the war, Mr. Ireland was never formally presented his medal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow)

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