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awarding the DFC
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, Texas adjutant general and commander, Texas Military Forces officially awards Thomas P. Faulkner, a former pilot and 1st. Lt. of the U.S. Army Air Forces’ 15th Air Force, in Italy during WWII the Distinguished Flying Cross he earned in 1945 at the age of 19. Faulkner, now 88 is receiving his DFC 68 years after the fact at the136th Airlift Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, Sept. 19, 2013. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbert/released)

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Photo by: Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Gilbertreleased |  VIRIN: 131017-F-JZ560-425.JPG