One of the best of the best.

Colonel Robin Olds graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in June 1943. During World War II he became a Double ACE credited with destroying 13 enemy aircraft in in the air and nearly an equal number on the ground during 170 combat missions. During the Vietnam War he flew 152 combat missions, shooting down FOUR enemy aircraft to finish his career as a TRIPLE ACE with a two-war total of 17 enemy aircraft destroyed in aerial combat. In all, FIVE Air Force Crosses were awarded for heroism on the date Robin Olds received the Air Force Cross, to: Lieutenant Colonel James McInerney, Colonel Robin Olds, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Schurr, Captain Fred Shannon, and Colonel Robert White. Robin Olds achieved the rank of Brigadier General before retiring from the Air Force on June 1, 1973.
Awards and decorations:
U.S. Air Force Command Pilot Badge
Air Force Cross
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
with one bronze oak leaf cluster Silver Star with three oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross
with Valor device and silver oak leaf cluster
Air Medal with four silver oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters (second ribbon required for accoutrement spacing) Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
(third ribbon required for accoutrement spacing)
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and three oak leaf clusters Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
(second ribbon required for accoutrement spacing)
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with silver and bronze campaign stars
World War II Victory Medal National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Vietnam Service Medal with two campaign stars
Air Force Longevity Service Award
with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)
Croix de Guerre with silver star (France)
Vietnam Air Force Distinguished Service Order (2nd Class)
Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross
with gold wings
Vietnam Air Service Medal, Honor Class Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Vietnam Campaign Medal
The Giant Killer book & page honors these incredible war heroes making sure their stories of valor and sacrifice are never forgotten. God Bless our Vets!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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