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oak leaves

used in crown awarded to one who saves a life. [Rom. Tradition: Wheeler, 765]
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Colonel McFarland's awards and decorations include the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive; Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.
His military decorations and awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with four oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with 14 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Presidential Unit Citation Emblem, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon, Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit (Gugseon Medal) and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.
He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars and the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster especially for his work connected with the landing operations on Borneo.
His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with eleven oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, British Distinguished Flying Cross and French Croix d'Officier de la Legion d'Honneur.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, three Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, and two Humanitarian Service Medals.
Greenleaf's decorations included a Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, a Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star, an Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and an Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
His military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Master Parachutist Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge.
Major Decorations Chief Doyle has been awarded include Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Wolf's military awards include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Warner's efforts in Operation Varsity, and in September 1944's Operation Market Garden in Holland, earned the Distinguished Unit Citation, Silver Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, four Bronze Service Stars, a Bronze Service Arrowhead, and the Order of William Orange Lanyard.
Yet another oversight in the Air Power History piece were "Bill's" combat medals and decorations, principally, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.