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Duane D. Hackney

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Duane D. Hackney (June 5, 1947 – September 3, 1993), of Flint, Michigan, a United States Air Force Pararescueman, was the most decorated enlisted man in USAF history and the recipient of 28 decorations for valor in combat and more than 70 awards and decorations in all. [1]

47 relations: "V" device, Air Force Cross (United States), Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Training Ribbon, Air Medal, Airman's Medal, Anti-aircraft warfare, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Beecher High School (Michigan), Cheney Award, Chief master sergeant, Combat Readiness Medal, Commendation Medal, Da Nang Air Base, Distinguished Flying Cross (United States), Enlisted rank, Flint, Michigan, Gallantry Cross (Vietnam), Good Conduct Medal (United States), Hamilton Army Airfield, Humanitarian Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Lackland Air Force Base, Marksmanship Ribbon, Mụ Giạ Pass, Meritorious Service Medal (United States), Myocardial infarction, National Defense Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon, Parachute, Pennsylvania, President of the United States, Presidential Unit Citation (United States), Purple Heart, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Sikorsky S-61R, Silver Star, South Vietnam, The Ed Sullivan Show, United States Air Force, United States Air Force Pararescue, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam War, 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron.

"V" device

A "V" device is a metal capital letter "V" with serifs which, when worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces, distinguishes an award for heroism or valor in combat instead of for meritorious service or achievement.

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Air Force Cross (United States)

The Air Force Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Longevity Service Award

The Air Force Longevity Service Award is a military award of the United States Air Force established by Air Force General Order 60, on 25 November 1957 by General Thomas D. White, Air Force Chief of Staff.

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Training Ribbon

The Air Force Training Ribbon is the lowest military award of the United States Air Force, ranking only above foreign military awards.

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Air Medal

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces.

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Airman's Medal

The Airman’s Medal is an individual decoration of the United States Air Force.

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Anti-aircraft warfare

Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).

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Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces, which was first created in 1961 by Executive Order of President John Kennedy.

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Beecher High School (Michigan)

Beecher High School is a public high school in Mount Morris, Michigan.

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Cheney Award

The Cheney Award is an aviation award presented by the United States Air Force in memory of 1st Lt.

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Chief master sergeant

CMSgt insignia (1994–present) Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Master Sergeant, and is a senior non-commissioned officer rank.

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Combat Readiness Medal

The Combat Readiness Medal is an award of the United States Air Force which was first created in 1964.

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Commendation Medal

The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.

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Da Nang Air Base

Da Nang Air Base (Căn cứ không quân Đà Nẵng) (1930s–1975) (also known as Da Nang Airfield, Tourane Airfield or Tourane Air Base) was a French Air Force and later Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF) facility.

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918.".

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Enlisted rank

An enlisted rank (also known as an enlisted grade or enlisted rate) is, in some armed services, any rank below that of a commissioned officer.

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Flint, Michigan

Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan, United States.

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Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)

The Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross also known as the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross or Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Anh Dũng Bội Tinh) is a military decoration of the former Government of South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam).

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Good Conduct Medal (United States)

The Good Conduct Medal is one of the oldest military awards of the United States Armed Forces.

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Hamilton Army Airfield

Hamilton Field (Hamilton AFB) was a United States Air Force base, which was deactivated in 1973, decommissioned in 1974, and put into a caretaker status with the Air Force Reserves until 1976.

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Humanitarian Service Medal

The Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM) is a military service medal of the United States Armed Forces which was created on January 19, 1977 by President Gerald Ford under.

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Korea Defense Service Medal

The Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM) is a military service medal of the United States Armed Forces that was first created in 2002 when it was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

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Lackland Air Force Base

Lackland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Bexar County, Texas.

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Marksmanship Ribbon

A Marksmanship Ribbon is a United States Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard award that is issued to its members who pass a weapons qualification course and achieve an above-average score.

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Mụ Giạ Pass

The Mụ Giạ Pass (Đèo Mụ Giạ, Quảng Bình) is a mountain pass in the Annamite Range between northern Vietnam and Laos, located 90 km northwest of Đồng Hới, Vietnam.

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Meritorious Service Medal (United States)

The Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or service to the United States subsequent to January 16, 1969.

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Myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack, occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle.

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National Defense Service Medal

The National Defense Service Medal (NDSM) is a service medal of the United States Armed Forces established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953. The medal was first intended to be a "blanket campaign medal" awarded to service members who served honorably during a designated time period of which a "national emergency" had been declared during a time of war or conflict. It may also be issued to active military members for any other period that the Secretary of Defense designates. Currently, the National Defense Service Medal is the oldest service medal in use by the United States Armed Forces. The oldest continuously issued combat medal is the Medal of Honor.

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Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

A Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon is an award presented by the United States Army and Air Force to recognize those noncommissioned officers who have completed a prescribed leadership course at an NCO training school.

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Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon

The Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon is a military award of the United States Air Force which was created on February 21, 1968 by order of Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown.

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Parachute

A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag (or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift).

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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President of the United States

The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.

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Presidential Unit Citation (United States)

The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Uniformed services of the United States, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).

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Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.

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Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation (Hangul: 대한민국 대통령 부대 표창; Hanja: 大韓民國大統領 部隊表彰) is a military unit award of the government of South Korea that may be presented to South Korean military units, and foreign military units for outstanding performance in defense of the Republic of Korea.

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Sikorsky S-61R

The Sikorsky S-61R is a twin-engine helicopter used in transport or search and rescue roles.

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Silver Star

The Silver Star Medal, unofficially the Silver Star, is the United States Armed Forces's third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat.

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South Vietnam

South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (RVN, Việt Nam Cộng Hòa), was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975 and comprised the southern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Air Force Pararescue

Pararescuemen (also known as PJs) are United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and Air Combat Command (ACC) operators tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments.

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Vietnam Campaign Medal

The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal also known as the Vietnam Campaign Medal (Chiến Dịch Bội Tinh) is a military campaign medal which was created in 1949, and awarded to French military personnel during the First Indochina War.

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Vietnam Service Medal

The Vietnam Service Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces established on 8 July 1965 by order of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

The 37th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (37th ARRS) was a rescue squadron of the USAF active during the Vietnam War.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_D._Hackney

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