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By: U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi, Courtesy: US Air Force
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2011 Sijan awards
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2011 Sijan awards
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz (left) gives his remarks before presenting the Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award to the 2011 recipients during a ceremony in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes on April 6, 2012, Washington, D.C. Maj. Laura DeJong and Capt Gilbert Wyche II (pictured, left to right) joined Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Sterner and Tech. Sgt. Nathanael Hoag as the newest honorees. The Sijan Award was created in 1981 to recognize individuals who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership both in and out of uniform. Sijan, was an Air Force Academy graduate. At the time of his death he was an Air Force Captain and fighter pilot. He was shot down during a mission in Vietnam and later died while being held in a prisoner of war camp. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously.
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