Twpo pilots were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross in a ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.
Distinguished Service Cross
Lt. Col. John T. Hourigan was honored for an emergency landing officials say saved lives and a $30 million aircraft.
Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis sacrificed his life to save a Polish Army officer from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2013.
A spokesman confirmed that the Marine discharged his weapon but said he could not provide details.
The then-second lieutenant jumped on the explosive device and braced for the blast. But it didn't blow. So he tossed it back.
Staff Sgt. Stevon A. Booker was killed protecting his platoon's flank as his unit worked to topple Saddam Hussein's regime.
Army Staff Sgt. Justin Gallegos was posthumously upgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross Dec. 15.
A Navy pilot who took out a Syrian attack jet that was dropping bombs on friendly forces was recognized for his heroism.