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Jimmy Stewart: True American Patriot
November 8, 2016
Brig. Gen. James “Jimmy” Stewart (Painted right, during tenure as colonel) flew more than 20 combat missions into enemy territory as a command pilot. His missions included bombing raids in Berlin, Brunswick, Bremen, Frankfurt, and Schweinfurt.  By the end of World War II, Stewart had risen to the rank of colonel. He remained in the Air Force Reserve, and eventually became a brigadier general in 1959. In 1968, he retired from the Air Force and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and ultimately, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. (U.S. Air Force Painting by Senior Airman Tom Brading)