Army & Navy - MEDALS: Two Soldiers and a Marine

Some critics contend that the Medal of Honor was sometimes awarded early in the war for less than the prescribed "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty." But there were no critics of last week's awards of Medals of Honor (Nos. 86, 87, and 88) to three country boys.

Soldier of Fortune. Major Gregory Boyington, aged 31, of Okanogan, Wash., had shot down 26 Jap planes—six as a Flying Tiger, 20 as a Marine pilot in the South Pacific—without ever having been given a...

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