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Donald O. Aldridge

Date of birth: 1932
Place of Birth: Missouri, Solo
Home of record: Nebraska

Donald Aldridge enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1958. He flew B-52 combat missions over North Vietnam in the Vietnam War, and retired in 1991 as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States. General Aldridge distinguished himself as Commander, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, from 20 September 1986 to 31 August 1988. During this period, General Aldridge's outstanding leadership and dedication to excellence resulted in significant contributions to the nation's deterrent posture through the successful testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles and related systems, through the training of missile launch officers, and through the support of Air Force System Command's research, development, and space launch programs. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: September 20, 1986 - August 31, 1988

Service: Air Force

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal to Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense. The distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.

Service: Air Force

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Superior Service Medal to Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense. The distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.

Service: Air Force

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Defense Superior Service Medal to Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense. The distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.

Service: Air Force

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Defense Superior Service Medal to Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense. The distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force, and the Department of Defense.

Service: Air Force

Legion of Merit

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Donald O. Aldridge, United States Air Force, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Aldridge and his dedicated contributions in the service of his country reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Service: Air Force