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The Greatest of the Greatest Honored in Greenbelt

PedevillanoHe was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group, flying six combat missions before being shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in 1944. He and his crew were later taken as prisoners of war before being liberated by U.S. Army forces under General George S. Patton. In 2015, at age 93, he received the Presidential Unit Citation, with one Oak Leaf Cluster, for extraordinary heroism in combat.

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