Airman 1st Class John L. Levitow

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Medal of Honor, 1969

John Levitow, a loadmaster on an AC-47, acted quickly to save his aircraft after it was hit by enemy fire. Wounded, he threw himself upon a magnesium flare and tossed it out of the aircraft moments before it ignited. He is the lowest ranking airmen to receive our nation's highest recognition for bravery.

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