The aircraft was hit by small-arms fire preparing to land, and ended up evacuating 348 people and transporting the bodies of 13 SERVICE MEMBERS.
Lieutenant Jonathan Hilzinger was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps COMMENDATION MEDAL.
Fireman 2nd Class Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad risked his life to save fellow crew members from a devastating shipboard FIRE.
Each of the surviving merchant mariners, estimated to number about 12,000, will receive a bronze replica of the AWARD.
The Navy Hospital Corpsman earned the award for his actions in VIETNAM.
Livingston earned the honor for his duty in VIETNAM.
Navy Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris, a SEAL, was severely injured, but lived to receive the Medal of Honor for rescue missions in ENEMY TERRITORY.
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion will receive the CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
Admiral Yost had a distinguished career. He served as Captain of the Port in Seattle, and later as the Coast Guard's 18th COMMANDANT.
Then-Lieutenant Commander Yost received the Silver Star for his actions in VIETNAM.
The exhibit spans a corridor of the PENTAGON.
The Lake Washington & Everett Council of the Navy League of US espouses to NLUS's four goals:
Educate national leaders and the nation * Support the men and women of the sea services
Provide assistance to sea service families * Support youth programs
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