AFDW Commander Presents Purple Heart to WWII Vet
Second Lieutenant John Pedevillano, speaks about his love for the country and reflects on service members sacrifices during a Purple Heart presentation ceremony in his honor at the Air Force Memorial, Jul. 14, 2017. Pedevillano, a B-17 bombardier pilot, received the award for wounds he incurred during a forced march as a World War II prisoner of war. While assigned to the 306th Bomb Group, he and his crew were shot down during a bombing mission in airspace over Nazi Germany on Apr. 24, 1944. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Osberry)