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First Name: Jerome

Last Name: Hons

Birthplace: TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Home of Record: Sweet Home, TX
Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 20 August 1922

Date of Death: 03 January 2012

Rank: Captain

Years Served:
Jerome J. Hons

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Jerome J. Hons

Captain, U. S. Air Force

Silver Star

He was stationed at Hickam Air Field, Station Hospital, Hawaii, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Under heavy enemy bombardment and machine gun strafing, he rendered first aid to the wounded and assisted in their evacuation to the hospital. Shortly after he was awarded the Silver Star Medal at a ceremony at Hickam Field for his gallantry in action as reported in the newspaper Victoria Advocate 6 May 1942.
Jerry was recruited for Officer Cadet School and sent to Camp Barkeley, Texas. The rest of his enlistment was served at The School of Aviation Medicine, Randolph Field, Texas. He received an Honorable discharge in 1945.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318223   Created by: drjones46




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