Army Distinguished Service Medal, 2olc (Lt Gen Glenn O. Barcus, USAF)
Product ID: B-4653
Country: United States
Army Distinguished Service Medal, with two oak leaf clusters, machine-engraved “Glenn/O./Barcus”. With a set of sew-on ribbon bars including ribbons for: Distinguished Service Medal (1 olc); Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal; American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (arrowhead and star); World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal (2 stars); Korea Order of Military Merit, Taeguk (silver star); Great Britain Order of the Bath, companion; United Nations Korea Medal. Plus, a command pilot’s wing (marked by Meyer; clutch-back); a bullion command pilot’s wing for mess dress; two major general’s star devices.
Lt General Glenn O. Barcus, USAF, was commissioned in 1924 and went to pilot training in 1926. In 1935, he was assigned to tactical flying duties. In 1941, he was assigned to duties in Puerto Rico and help establish Interceptor Command in Trinidad. In 1942, he assumed command of air defense units. In 1944, Barcus went to Italy to command a fighter wing, resulting in his first Distinguished Service Medal. In 1951, General Barcus became deputy commander of Tactical Air Command. In 1952, he took command of Fifth Air Force in Korea (resulting in his second Distinguished Service Medal). He later became chief of staff of the US European Command. Lt General Barcus retired in 1960 and died in 1990.