Sixteen million men served in World War II only 448 Medals of Honor were awarded and you, Dirk J. Vlug Medal of Honor Recipient, were one of 182 who lived to wear the Medal of Honor.
A grateful nation loves you and honor you for your outstanding service in keeping us safe and free. You are a HERO among Heroes and a MAN among Men.
"I would rather have the Medal of Honor than be President".
President Truman, June 14, 1946