U2 Crises Display Recognition
Sample Display Recognition:
All Military Service branches are applicable:
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy
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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You may apply for your Display Recognition using a...
(* 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).
Operation OverFlight Display Recognition Inquiry
Telephone: 1-562-422-4100 (Pacific Time Zone)
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Awarded For Service During This International Crises Period 1 May 1960 To 26 May 1960
Operation Overflight involved a series of Central Intelligence Agency U2 missions in restricted airspace to monitor Soviet military and nuclear operations. One flight, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, resulted in a shootdown of his U2 and positioning by the Soviet Union to force the United States into admitting an international provocation that, under some interpretations, was an act of war. Direct apologies and concessions by the President of the United States to the Soviet Union reduced international tensions and re-established peaceful ditente. Armed Forces of the United States, its Allies and opposing forces of the Soviet Union stood down. In Acknowledgment and Appreciation for Your Honorable Service You were instrumental in ensuring the Defense of the United states during this Crises period.