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Congressman Mckeon History

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1. The applicant requests award of the Air Medal. He also requests a personal appearance.

2. The applicant states he served in a combat role with Company C, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division throughout 1967 in the Mekong Delta, South Vietnam. With his unit, he participated in excess of 25 air mobile combat missions during his tour of duty. His entire chain of command to include the Battalion Chaplain received the Air Medal; however, he was overlooked despite accompanying them on all of the combat missions. The surviving leaders of his unit to include Congressman McKeon support his request.

3. The applicant provides:

• 1-page Roster of Company C, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry, dated 7 May 1967
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RC (book author) to Congressman McKeon
• Statement, dated 8 June 2011, from CPT SWC (company commander) to Congressman McKeon
• Electronic Mail submission from BR to JDK, dated 20 July 2011
• A list of names of the unit's chain of command at the time, dated 4 September 2011
• Image of ribbons and medals with the name 1LT SBS, 47th Infantry Regiment, Vietnam
• Newspaper article about medals awarded to 1LT SBS
• Biography of Lieutenant General W.B. Fulton (Deceased), former Commanding General of 9th Infantry Division
• Biography of Colonel G.I. Tutwiller (Deceased), former Battalion Commander, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry

• Statement, dated 8 July 2014, from Retired First Sergeant (1SG) DLK, (then Staff Sergeant (SSG) DLK/former platoon sergeant), with a signature endorsement by Retired 1SG LDC, to Congressman McKeon
• Reconstructed DA Form 638 (Recommendation for Award), dated 26 August 2014 for award of the Air Medal, submitted by Congressman McKeon
• Letter, dated 12 August 2014 from the Army Decorations Board to Congressman McKeon
• Letter, dated 5 December 2014 from the Awards Branch, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) to Congressman McKeon
• Letter, dated 25 March 2015, from Congressman
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