General John P. McConnell decorates officers at Takhli Royal Thai air force base in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
Takhli Thailand Date:1966, August 28 Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Air Force General John P. McConnell at Takhli Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War. A sign reads ' Briefing for General McConnell '. A Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, Airmen's Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal on a pillow. General John P. McConnell pins the medals on four officers. (The second officer is Captain Mike Gilroy. The third in line is Lieutenant Ed McCaffery.) A Chief Master Sergeant in the 355th TFR Wing headquarters briefing room. Commander of 7th Air Force, Lieutenant General William W. Momyer; Commander of 13th Air Force, Lieutenant General James W. Wilson; and Commander of 13th Air Force, Major General Charles R. Bond, Jr. are present. (The officer handing the medals to General McConnell is Colonel Robert Scott, who assumed command of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing , on August 4, 1966.)
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