National Security Alert
USSR Shoots Down
Korea Airline Passenger Jet
Example Display Recognition:
Actual Size: 8 1/2 by 11
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy. All Allied Military agencies are applicable
You have four display types to choose from:
Black & White (No Color)
Heavy Bond Enclosure
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Colors: Regal, Black, Navy
Trimmed in Appearance Gold
Ready for Mantle or Shelf Display
You must submit the following:
This Display Recognition is available ONLY to authorized recipients who possess orders, or authorization form, or release documentation that confirms award eligibility. (See "Issue Requirements"). To obtain either a Display Medal or a Display Recognition for your authorized award you will be required to provide military-issued documentation authorizing your award. There are no exceptions.
You must NOT submit a military issued document or photocopy that:
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(minimum 20 Certificates)
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(* Upon reception of required documentation)
Complete and MAIL this APPLICATION FORM.
Don't forget to include an unaltered COPY of your DD-214, WD AGO 53-55 or other pre-arranged document(s).
USSR Shoots Down Korea Airline Passenger Jet Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
USSR Shoots Down Korea Airline Passenger Jet
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Frequent use of civilian, passenger-borne aircraft by the United States and its Allies to test Soviet air border defenses and photograph Soviet military installations backfired on 1 September 1983 when Soviet air defense commanders authorized its pilot (Major Gennadi Osipovich) to arm, lock and fire his SU-15 interceptor at Korea Airlines flight 007, then over the Sea of Japan. The shoot-down was initially denied by the Soviet government until forensic evidence was traced to Russian armaments. This incident became on the most tense Cold War events since the Cuban Missile Crises. American and Allied forces in the theater were placed on high alert. Authorized for Active Duty and Ready Reserve Service service during the Operation Period.