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 Appendix A Chinn’s Education, Awards, and Achievements Schooling Millersburg Military Institute, Millersburg, KY, 1915–1920 Centre College, Danville, KY, 1920–1924 U.S. Marine Corps, December 9, 1941, commissioned as a second lieutenant USMC Aviation Ordnance School, Quantico, VA Michigan State University, Lansing, Ordnance University of Cincinnati, Gage Laboratory Instructor, USMC Aviation Ordnance School, Quantico, VA Military Awards World War I Victory Medal from Millersburg Military Academy World War II and Korea Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (Korea), Navy Commendation Medal with four bronze stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, Organized Reserve Medal, American Defense Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal, United 155 156 Appendix A Nations Service Medal (Korea), Korean Presidential United Citation, U.S. Marine Corps Presidential Naval Unit Citation, five letters of personal commendation: three by secretary of the navy, one by USMC commanding general, Pacific Area, one by commandant, USMC Vietnam Called back to active duty, 1966. Designed and tested MK-19, MK-20, and others. Received Navy Meritorious Public Service Citation by order of secretary of navy for contributions to Vietnam war effort with “state of the art” weapon design. This decoration is the highest the naval service can bestow on an officer in a retired status Inventions and Patents U.S. Navy’s EX-6 20 mm aircraft machine gun U.S. Navy high-velocity 40 mm MK-19 machine gun U.S. Navy low-velocity 40 mm MK-20 machine gun MK-22 high-velocity 20/30 mm aircraft machine gun Chamber lubricator for 20 mm Hispano-Suiza machine gun Blow-back adapter for .50 caliber M-3 high rate of fire aircraft machine gun Extractor depresser for .50 caliber M-2 basic machine gun Flameout eliminator for gun installation F7F fighter aircraft Slip chamber for 20/30 mm aircraft cannon Muzzle blast combustion control device for 20/30 mm aircraft cannon Belt pull accelerator for wing-mounted .50 caliber M-2 machine gun Continuous-flow ammunition cans for turret mounting aircraft M-2 machine guns ...


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