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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III gives 1st Lt. James F. Mahon a "Commander Coin" after presenting him the Prisoner of War Medal along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III gives 1st Lt. James F. Mahon a "Commander Coin" after presenting him the Prisoner of War Medal along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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1st Lt. Paul J. Gambaiana waves as he leaves after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented him with the Prisoner of War Medal along with seven other Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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1st Lt. Paul J. Gambaiana waves as he leaves after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented him with the Prisoner of War Medal along with seven other Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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1st Lt. Paul J. Gambaiana waves as he leaves after Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presented him with the Prisoner of War Medal along with seven other Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A detail of the Prisoner of War Medal which was presented to eight World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Army Major Dr. Dwight Mears, left, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, right, present the Prisoner of War Medal to Sgt. William G. Blackburn, center, and seven other Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A member of the audience becomes emotional as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III presents the Prisoner of War Medal to eight Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Maj. (ret.) James V. Moran is given the Prisoner of War Medal, pictured, by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, left, along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, right, and Army Major Dr. Dwight Mears, left, present the Prisoner of War Medal to Former Wauvilermoos prison camp POW to 1st Lt. James F. Mahon, center, and seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, right, presents the Prisoner of War Medal to eight World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Staff Sgt. John M. Fox waits back stage before he is presented the Prisoner of War Medal by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Staff Sgt. John M. Fox and his wife Lucille, center, become emotional as people greet him and thank him for his service after he receives the Prisoner of War Medal by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Staff Sgt. John M. Fox and his wife Lucille, center, become emotional as people greet him and thank him for his service after he receives the Prisoner of War Medal by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Staff Sgt. John M. Fox and his wife Lucille, center, become emotional as people greet him and thank him for his service after he receives the Prisoner of War Medal by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III along with seven other World War II era U.S. Army Air Forces personnel during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)