KSSWF’s Bill Loeffel was recently awarded the Legion of Merit by then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (see photo below). This award is given “For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service.”
According to ArmyTimes.com, “The Legion of Merit is one of the U. S. military's most prestigious awards, ranking just below the Silver Star, and ahead of the Distinguished Flying Cross. It is one of only two decorations to be issued as neck wear, the other being the Medal of Honor.”
Bill was also lately given an award by the Polish government for assisting their military (see photo below).