The Freedom Committee of Orange County


then   now




Name: John A. Hughes

Rank:  Major


Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps Retired


Specialty: Naval Aviator


Active Duty Dates: May 5, 1938 to June 30, 1964

Reserve Dates: August 30, 1937 to May 4, 1938

Armed Conflicts:  WW-II and Korea-

Theater of Operation: Asiatic-Pacific and Korea

Campaigns: Pearl Harbor, New Georgia, Bougainville, New Britain, Northern Luzon, Southern Philippines and Korea.

Decorations & Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/gold star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation,

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, China Service Medal, American Defense Medal w/star, American Campaign Medal,

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal w/6 stars, WW-II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal,

Korean Presidential Medal, Philippine Defense Ribbon, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation,

United Nations Korea ServiceMedal, Remember Pearl Harbor Medal

Speaking Subjects: Naval Aviation in Combat

Available Videos

Naval Aviation Combat in the South Pacific