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Duane D. Hackney : biography

June 5, 1947 - September 3, 1993

Duane D. Hackney (June 5, 1947 – September 3, 1993), of Flint, Michigan, a United States Air Force Pararescueman, was the most decorated airman in USAF history and the recipient of 28 decorations for valor in combat and more than 70 awards and decorations in all. He served in the Air Force from 1965 to 1991, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. A recipient of the Air Force Cross, he was the first living enlisted man to receive the medal, and at the time of its award he was its youngest recipient.

Military awards and decorations

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Air Force Cross
Silver Star Distinguished Flying Cross w/ Combat "V" Airman's Medal
Purple Heart Meritorious Service Medal Air Medal (18 total awards)
Air Medal Commendation Medal Presidential Unit Citation
Outstanding Unit Award w/ Combat "V" Combat Readiness Medal Good Conduct Medal
Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon National Defense Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal Korea Defense Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Short Tour Service Ribbon Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon Air Force Longevity Service Award
NCO PME Graduate Ribbon Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon Air Force Training Ribbon
Korea Presidential Unit Citation Vietnam Gallantry Cross Vietnam Campaign Medal
USAF Senior Enlisted Aircrew Badge Master Parachutist Badge
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