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Michael E. Weaver


Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Gulf War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain Michael E. Weaver, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism and gallantry in aerial combat on 26 February 1991 while serving as Commander, B Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (mechanized), Operation Desert Storm. While under enemy fire and adverse weather conditions, he repeatedly destroyed enemy vehicles and flew deep into enemy-held Kuwait. His demonstrated bravery and fighter skills were above and beyond the call of duty. His flawless execution was key to the total success of the unit mission, the destruction of Iraqi ground forces and the liberation of Kuwait. Captain Weaver's superb performance was in keeping with the proudest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon him, the 1st Infantry Division (mechanized), and the United States Army.

General Orders: Citation Courtesy of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society -

Action Date: February 26, 1991

Service: Army

Rank: Captain