IAMA 91 year old retired Air Force Colonel who flew 212 humanitarian missions into Berlin directly after WW2. AMAA
I posted a picture of the display case of my grandfather's medals here, http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/tt8de/my_grandfather_just_turned_91_and_built_his_own/
and was asked to help him do an AMAA. I am politicaldan and I'll be asking him the questions by phone or by email, and in respect for his age and health issues, only a few at a time. I will post his replies completely unedited. (I'll call him on skype and have a voice recorder running, so I can make sure I get it all) I'm doing this on a new account, based off his call sign for most of his flying life, so I don't benefit from any of the karma. Please try to watch your language as I'm sure my relatives (who are religious) will be coming by to check this out. As for proof, I'll be posting pictures of his medals, and various ones of him throughout his long career. If we don't answer your question, right away, just wait. We'll try to get around to every one in time, so check back.
EDIT: Thanks for the first round of questions. He's working on the first few right now, and my mother is working on scanning in some pictures of his citations and early career photos for proof. Check back soon and I'll have his answers and an imgur gallery up.
EDIT: while he's working on the questions, here's the first few images. http://imgur.com/a/jqMlp
EDIT: That's all for now. He's going to go take a nap and then maybe tackle a few more tonight. We'll get back to it as soon as he's ready. Thanks everybody!
EDIT: My grandfather and I are both honored to make the front page. A big thank you to everyone for their support as we work through a few more.
EDIT: I called my grandparent's about 15 minutes ago and I was told that he isn't feeling too well today. Sadly, that's more often the case than not with his age and medication. I emailed him about a dozen questions and we'll get the answers posted as soon as we can. Thanks for waiting.