Michael Novosel Sr. served his country during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War and was a recipient of the United States' highest military decoration— the Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces. The recipients must have distinguished themselves at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States.
During the Vietnam War, Novosel went back on active military duty and joined the Army to fly helicopters as a chief warrant officer with the elite Special Forces Aviation Section. He served his first tour in Vietnam flying medevac helicopters (Dust-off). During that war, Novosel flew 2,543 missions and extracted 5,589 wounded personnel, among them his own son, Michael J. Novosel, Jr.
This photograph includes Michael Novosel Sr.’s signature. Certificate of Authenticity included.