Leo K. Thorsness
Major Leo Keith Thorsness served in the Air Force for the 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as a member of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing Regiment, and finally the 7th Air Force Division. Thorsness was awarded the Medal of Honor on November 6, 1973. Where on April 19, 1967 he demonstrated extreme courage and bravery as while on a suppression mission came across multiple MIG-17 enemy aircraft in his path and while low on fuel still managed to drive them off. Thereby helping to help prevent further loss of life for his fellow soldiers.
April 19, 1967