Lt. Col. Charles B. Michaud

Mike Michaud
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~ Vietnam ~
Mitch is standing center.

Mitch was piloting the RB-47 above while dodging SAMs in Vietnam. He took a hit on the underside but managed to return safely. Everything held together until they settled on the runway when the wing collapsed.

Joe Cleary
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~ EB-47s ~
Mitch is far left.

The photo above was taken when Mitch was assigned to an EB-47E Tell Two Crew with the 343rd SRS, 55th SRW (Year ?). Their mission was to collect Telemetry data from Soviet ICBMs launched from Tyura Tam and impacting in the Kamchatka test range.

Mike Michaud
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~ Eielson ~
Mitch is second from left.

In the photo above, Mitch is being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

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Additional Awards:

Air Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster
AF Commendation Medal
AF Longeveity Service Ribbon w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Good Conduct Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service w/1 Star
Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

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