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Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson (right), Air Force District of Washington commander, walks beside World War II veteran, Lt. John Pedevillano, at the beginning of a Purple Heart award presentation ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. According to his family, even while injured, Pedevillano saved the lives of his badly-wounded waist gunners by securing their parachutes, pushing them out the side windows and pulling their cords. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)


AFDW Commander Presents Purple Heart to WWII Vet

Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson (right), Air Force District of Washington commander, walks beside World War II veteran, Lt. John Pedevillano, at the beginning of a Purple Heart award presentation ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. According to his family, even while injured, Pedevillano saved the lives of his badly-wounded waist gunners by securing their parachutes, pushing them out the side windows and pulling their cords. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik)

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