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AIR MAIL PILOT GETS HIGHEST MEDAL FOR BRAVERY. MAL FREEBURG, COMMERCIAL AIRMAIL PILOT, RECEIVES THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FROM THE PRESIDENT, AND THUS BECOMES THE FIRST AIR MAIL PILOT EVER TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD FOR ACTS OF BRAVERY DURING PEACE TIMES. FROM THE LEFT: DAVID L. BEHNCKE, PRESIDENT OF THE AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION; W.W. HOWES, 2ND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL IN CHARGE OF AIRMAIL; JESSE DONALDSON, DEPUTY TO MR. HOWE; REP. CLYDE KELLEY OF PA; PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT; PILOT FREEBURG RECEIVING MEDAL AND STEPHEN A. CESLER, SUPERINTENDENT OF AIR MAILS