Letter from the War Department -- Air Medal

28 February 1945

My dear Mrs. Whisenant:

I have the honor to inform you that, by direction of the President, the Air Medal has been awarded to your son, Corporal Jessie M. Whisenant, Air Corps. The citation is as follows:

Air Medal

"For meritorious achievement in aerial flight while participating in sustained operational activities against the enemy from 31 July 1944 to 13 August 1944."

Since this award cannot be formally presented to your son at this time, the decoration will be presented to you. The Air Medal will be forwarded to the Commanding General, Eighth Service Command, Dallas, Texas, who will select an officer to make the presentation. The officer selected will communicate with you concerning your wishes in the matter.

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