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    These are the medals my father, Tom, brought back from Italy. The small eagle in the lower left, often referred to as the "Ruptured Duck", was given to all service personal after the war. Tom received his lieutenant's bar's while in the reserve.
    Dad had worked as a clerk in the mail room at the pentagon before the war. At war's end, he went back to work at the Pentagon
, once again as a civilian. Dad went to school nights, eventually earning his MBA. When he retired in 1974, he was Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (budget).    

Civilian service medal
Military Air Transport Service
The Distinguished Flying Cross

This U.S. Navy Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded to Lt. Cmdr. Jos N. Clesi for his actions against the Japanese in August, 1944

In his citation for the Distinguished Flying Cross, the decoration cites his action(s) on the island of Peleliu. At the time he was commanding an R4D - the Navy designation for the C47.

Source: Museum of Aviation Web site, which has specs for this aircraft as well as a fine collection of vintage aircraft.
Lt. Cmdr. Jos N. Clesi, USN, DFC sitting in a Grumman TBM-3 "Avenger", A carrier-based torpedo bomber. He commanded a Squadron in 1946 in the Reserves.