Happy 66th Birthday U.S. Air Force!

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Meet the Air Force’s four living Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipients.

Air Force Birthday Infographic

iFreedom Direct® special projects manager and 23-year Army Veteran, Tim Lewis, says, “Courage and sacrifice are common traits of our servicemembers. So today, we say THANK YOU to these four U.S. Air Force veterans who received the nation’s highest award,

Happy birthday U.S. Air Force! This year marks the 66th year of the youngest branch of our Nation’s military. To commemorate, iFreedom Direct®, a Salt Lake-based VA lender, dedicates a new Air Force Infographic entitled Aim High…Fly Fight Win. The title is borrowed from the U.S. Air Force motto. Eighteen members of the Air Force have received the nation’s highest award for valor, the Congressional Medal of Honor. The graphic showcases the bravery of four living Vietnam War veterans who received this rare decoration.

The Medal of Honor is given sparingly to the most daring of daring individuals whose selfless acts of courage are well documented.
The four recipients featured in the graphic each carried out their part in dangerous rescue missions. Bernard Francis Fisher, James P. Fleming, Joe M. Jackson and Leo K. Thorsness were all pilots in the Vietnam War. Their snap decisions helped save the lives of their comrades while risking their own. The graphic summarizes their stories of ultimate courage and sacrifice.

iFreedom Direct® special projects manager and 23-year Army Veteran, Tim Lewis, says, “Courage and sacrifice are common traits of our servicemembers. So today, we say THANK YOU to these four U.S. Air Force veterans who received the nation’s highest award, and thanks to all who have served to make America what is it today.”

On this day in 1947, the U.S. Air Force officially began. Originally as part of the Army Air Force, the Air Force won its independence as a separate branch after wartime achievements of WWII. A month later, Chuck Yeager flew the Bell XS-1 faster than the speed of sound, catapulting the new Air Force into the supersonic era.

Since then, the U.S. Air Force has been a vital part of our military to help defend our country in U.S. wars and conflicts, the most recent in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If you know any U.S. Air Force service members, take a moment today to wish them a happy branch birthday. To learn more about VA loans from iFreedom Direct®, visit directvaloans.com.

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