Recipient Name:  John Penniman
, Recipient Age:  72
, Branch of Military:  USNR
, Dates Served:  1942-1972
, Military Rank:  LT (O-3)
, Highlights of Military Service: Trained on Stearman.  FG-1, SB2C, VRF-2,VRF-3, VS-873 (sub spotter).  Served in OH, CA.  No combat.  Delivered new and used aircraft from coast to coast. Flew N2T1 made by Culver Cadet from NJ to CA.  Flew a plane from FL to TX and lost electricity (including lights, propeller, etc.), went into high pitch & couldn’t get wheels down.