20 Seconds Over Long Binh: The Heroism of A1C John Levitow

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John Lee Levitow (November 1, 1945 – November 8, 2000) was a United States Air Force (USAF) loadmaster who received the Medal of Honor for exceptional heroism during wartime. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for an incident on February 24, 1969, while he was serving on board a Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship of the 3d Special Operations Squadron USAF. He became the lowest ranked serviceman (then A1C) in the Air Force to receive the Medal of Honor, the United States military's highest honor. Sgt. Levitow was assigned to the 63rd Military Airlift Wing, 14th military Airlift Squadron at Norton AFB CA in August 1969. He served as a C-141 Starlifter Loadmaster at Norton AFB until he received an honorable discharge on April 3, 1970.

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