Medals and Citations (6) Air Medals, CIB, JSCOM
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Air Medals (14)
One Air Medal is awarded for every 5 combat missions. This medal represents 70 Heliborne Combat Assaults where I was the Mission Commander. One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster equals 5 Bronze Oakleaf Clusters.
Combat Infantry Badge (w/Star
Denoting 2 Wars)
Joint Services Commendation Medal
To Accompany the Award of
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL
|Lieutenant Colonel David R. Hughes, United States Army|
Lieutenant Colonel David R. Hughes, 062721,United States , has distinguished himself by meritorious service as the principal staff Assistant for Counterinsurgency in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) from 15 October 1965 to 15 July 1966. The consistently outstanding caliber of his performance in this capacity contributed sigificantly to a more profound understanding at senior policy levels of the U.S. Government of the root causes and means of combating insurgency in friendly areas. His remarkable ability to diagnose the problem and presentthe findings enabled senior DoD officials to communicate more effectively with the Congress and the general public regarding the nature of the challenge to progress in lesser developed nations and the need for a more positive and constructive set of U.S. preventative actions.
Getting JSCOM Award from Asst Sec Def Adam Yarmolinksi
|With family (less too young Edward) I think this was about the only ceremony where I was awarded a medal which the family was invited to attend.|