Days Gone By In Staunton


January 26, 2022

Thursday, October 27, 1966 -- ADMIRAL LUKER GIVEN LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL -- Rear Admiral George R. Luker, Commandant of the Third Naval District, received the second highest military medal normally awarded in peacetime on October 17. The Legion of Merit was awarded to Adm. Luker for "exceptionally meritorious service from April 28, 1964, to June 30, 1966, as Chief Military Advisory Assistance Group Japan."

Director General of the Japanese Defense Agency Eikich Kambayashiyama and his wife attended the presentation ceremony. Vice Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander Eastern Sea Frontier an...

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