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Elmer A. Addington , Jr.


Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to First Lieutenant Elmer A. Addington, Jr. (MCSN: 0-23835), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight from 2 July 1945 to 25 July 1945. First Lieutenant Addington completed twenty flights in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.

Action Date: July 2 - 25, 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: Marine Bombing Squadron 612 (VMB-612)