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Milton Norwood Vedder

Date of birth: February 26, 1919
Date of death: February 11, 1944
Place of Birth: California, Bakersfield
Home of record: Bakersfield California
Status: KIA

Milton Vedder became a World War II Marine Corps ACE, credited with shooting down SIX enemy aircraft in aerial combat before he was himself Killed in Action on February 11, 1944.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Milton Norwood Vedder (MCSN: 0-14464), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Airplane in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED THIRTEEN (VMF-213), in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)

Action Date: World War II

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213)

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant Milton Norwood Vedder (MCSN: 0-14464), United States Marine Corps, was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of a Fighter Airplane in Marine Fighting Squadron TWO HUNDRED THIRTEEN (VMF-213), in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

Action Date: World War II

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213)