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POW MEDAL
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, right, presents the Prisoner of War medal to Army Air Corps 1st Lt. James Mahon as Army Maj. Dwight Mears shakes Mahon's hand during a ceremony at the Pentagon, April 30, 2014. Mahon and seven other aviators, all bomber crew members shot down flying missions over Germany, were held in a prison camp in Wauwilermoos, Switzerland. The men originally were denied POW status.
U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi

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