The Meritorious Service Award Certificate issued to William Sherman Beard, of Hillsboro, on November 16, 1945. The certificate reads: For Meritorious Service, The Commanding General, Army Air Forces, extends the gratitude of the United States Army Air Forces to 1st Lieutenant William S. Beard, 0 720 123, whose wholehearted and sincere services contributed to the successful prosecution of World War II against those who sought to subjugate the civilized world. Signed: Wm. J. Hanlon, Colonel AC and H. A. Arnold, Commanding General, Army Air Forces. Courtesy of Sherman Beard, ID: PHD000288
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