February 4, 2009 at 6:34 pm (429th Fighter Squadron, 474th Fighter Group, Buchenwald, Fighter Pilot, Joe Moser, P-38) (429th FG, 474th Fighter Group, A Fighter Pilot in Buchenwald, Buchenwald, DFC, Distinguished Flying Cross, Fighter Pilot, Joe Moser, POW, Stalag Luft III)
Here is the video slide show of Joe Moser receiving his Distinguished Flying Cross on January 29, 2009. Originally awarded on June 22, 1945, the medal was lost in the shuffle of after-war activities and Joe never received it. Col. Jeffrey Stephenson, Wing Commander of 62nd Military Airlift Command at McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Washington presented the medal to Joe. Accompanying Joe were two of his squadron mates: Captain Alfred Mills, himself a DFC honoree, and First Lt. Bob Milliken, the 429th FS’s only ace with five confirmed kills and four probables.
As you will see, Joe, his buddies and about 30 family members were treated to a VIP tour of McChord including time in the cockpit of a c-17 and even simulator time. A memorable day for everyone involved.