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George Douglas Kunkel

George Kunkel graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1982.


Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Incursion into Panama

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 (Armor) George Douglas Kunkel, United States Army, for heroism while participating in aerial flight on 20 December 1989, during Operation JUST CAUSE, while assigned to Company B, 16th Special Operations Aviation Group (Airborne), 1st Special Operations Command, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 15 (October 10, 1990)

Action Date: December 20, 1989

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company B

Regiment: 160th Special Operations Aviation Group (Airborne)

Division: 1st Special Operations Command