World War II Legion of Merit Medal
Colonel Henry John Clerici
United States Air Force Colonel Henry John Clerici was born January 20, 1916 in Elberton, Georgia. Clerici enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Richmond Virginia, as a Aviation Cadet. Colonel Clerici served in the United States Air Force for 23 years. He served through 3 wars: World War II, the Korean War, & the Vietnam War. Clerics retired February 28, 1969 and passed away July 13, 1977.