Freedom Committee of Orange County



Name: William J. Mall, Jr.

Rank: Major General

Branch of Service:  U. S. Air Force

Unit:  First Commander of 23rd Air Force Combat Rescue and Special Operations

Specialty: Pilot, SAC, TAC, MAC, Special Operations, Search and Rescue

Active Duty Dates: 1954 to 1986

Armed Conflicts: Cold War, Vietnam, Grenada Theater

Campaigns: Global

Decorations & Awards:

Distinguished Service Medal (one Oak leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (one OLC),Bronze star,

Air Medal (one OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air force Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Distinguished

Presidential Unit Citation (one OLC), Meritorious service Medal (one OLC), Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (2 OLCs0, Combat

Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 silver and 3 bronze Service Stars,

Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Silver and 2

Bronze OLCs, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm.

Speaking Subjects: SAC and the B-47, Combat Rescue, Airlift and the C-5