September 25, 1918

1918: MEDAL OF HONOR. While on a voluntary patrol, Lt Edward V. Rickenbacker attacks sev­en German aircraft near Billy, France. Despite the odds, he dives on them, shoots one of the Fokkers out of control and then attacks one of the Halberstadts, also shooting it down. For this action, he later receives the Medal of Honor  on 6 November 1930.