Independence... Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS
"Captain James H Harvey III distinguished himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over enemy held territory on 16 October 1950. Captain Harvey safely led the second element of a four (4) ship F-80 close support fighter bomber mission under extremely hazardous weather conditions to attack enemy troops which were dug in on hill 209 approximately three (3) miles northwest of Yongsan, Korea and endangering United Nation Forces. When the assigned controller could not be contacted, a blind call was made in an effort to locate one in need of fighters. A ground controller finally made contact with the flight and although the ceiling was overcast at eight hundred (800) feet, the flight found the target and rocketed and strafed the objective until all ammunition had been expended, inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy. The flight was rejoined and returned safely to base. The technique and skill displayed by Captain Harvey under adverse weather conditions coupled by his aggressiveness in the face of the enemy reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force."
First Lieutenant James H Harvey III distinguished himself by meritorious achievement in aerial flights in sustained operations against the enemy during the period 27 September 1950 to 6 October 1950. While participating in aerial flights over Korea in support of United Nations activities, Lieutenant Harvey performed his duties in such a manner as to reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
TEN (10) OAK LEAF CLUSTERS TO THE AIR MEDAL
"Lieutenant James H Harvey III performed meritorious service while participating in operational
flight missions in the Korean combat area during which hostile contact was probable and expected.
Lieutenant Harvey's operations included escorting bomber and transport aircraft, interception
and attack missions and patrol and reconnaissance flights and in the course of these operations
Lieutenant Harvey made strafing and dive-bombing attacks from dangerously low altitude, destroying
and damaging enemy installations and equipment. Through his ability, skill and initiative,
Lieutenant Harvey has brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force".
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL
For the demonstration of exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during the period 5 March 43 to 4 March 44, while serving in an enlisted status.
UNITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL
Honorable military service rendered on behalf of the United Nations in the Korean theater from 1 December 1950 to 13 January 1951.