|The medals above fail to depict the extent
of the awards presented to Colonel Ted Guy. They do not contain
oak leaf clusters or "V" devices. A "V" device is awarded with a
medal to depict Valor in the event the medal can be awarded for things
other than valor. An oak leaf cluster represents additional awards of the
same medal. The following gives a better idea of his awards:
Distinquished Service: Oak leaf cluster
Silver Star: oak leaf cluster
Distinquished Flying Cross: 5 oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star: With "V" device: 2 oak leaf clusters. Without "V" device: oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart: 3 oak leaf clusters
Air Medal: 13 oak leaf clusters.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of
Wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along,
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue