Roll of Honor Aircrewman

“January 4, 1999

Dear John (Blog editor)

Enclosed is some of the info you requested regarding my Distinguished Flying Cross. Along with some before and after photos that I would like returned if possible. I have included a rough draft of a bio that will be presented to the nominating committee by my sponsor for induction into the “Enlisted Combat Aircrew Roll of honor” at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum aboard the USS Yorktown in Charleston, SC. Also included is a consolidated list of the 3 combat flights recorded in my flight log book that made me eligible for the DFC. Congressman Bill Pascrell will be presenting the medal to me later this evening with family and friends being present.

Sincerly,

Steve Mihalovic, ARM1/C, Radioman/Gunner, Former Intrepid Crew Member”

_____________________________________

Chief of Naval Operations

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS to…

AVIATION RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS

STEPHEN R. MIHALOVIC

UNITED STATES NAVY

…for service as set forth in the following:

CITATION:

     For extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight with Bombing Squadron SIX from 19 November 1943 to 13 August 1945. In the successful completion of  23 missions, Petty Officer Mihalovic contributed materially to the success of Unites States efforts. By his undaunted courage, superb airmanship, and unyielding devotion to duty in the face of hazardous flying conditions, Petty Officer Mihalovic reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

For the President,

J.D. Johnson

Admiral, United States Navy,

Chief of Naval Operations

________________________________________

COMBAT DECORATIONS:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal w/3 Gold Stars

Navy Unit Citation w/1 Star

Asiatic/Pacific Area w/5 Stars

Air Medal w/3 Gold Stars…

…in lien of a 2nd, 3rd and 4th Air Medal

Missions served from the USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Intrepid (CV 11), USS Hancock (CV 19)

Mihalovic

(L)Frank Doria, Hector Giannasca, Mr/Mrs. Bob/Gwen Kofnovec, Tony Zollo,  Steve & wife

Let Us Not Forget Those Who Have Gone Before Us

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