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Lindbergh Honored for New York-Paris Flight

On June 11, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge presented Col. Charles Lindbergh with the first Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. At the presentation ceremony, President Coolidge gives opening remarks before Lindbergh's acceptance speech.

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    On June 11, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge presented Col. Charles Lindbergh with the first Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. At the presentation ceremony, President Coolidge gives opening remarks before Lindbergh's acceptance speech.

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