Gov’t confers posthumous medal on military adviser

The China Post
Date: December 5, 2015
By: CNA

WASHINGTON–Judy O’Dowd, widow of the late American military advisor Paul O’Dowd, on Wednesday accepted a medal in Washington, D.C. on his behalf from the Republic of China’s (R.O.C.) Ministry of Defense for his valuable service to the R.O.C. military in the 1960s.

The posthumous Medal of Army Brilliance, A-Class was presented to O’Dowd’s widow by Maj. Gen. Yang Ta-wei, chief of the R.O.C.’s military mission to the United States.

O’Dowd passed away on July 27 at the age of 90 at his home in California and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington on Thursday.

Prior to the funeral, Taiwan’s military mission in Washington held a ceremony in honor of O’Dowd, who was assigned to the R.O.C. in 1966 as a member of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group, serving as chief adviser to the R.O.C. Army Training Command.     [FULL  STORY]

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