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Gerry Kisters

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Gerry Kisters (b. 1919, d. 1986) was a World War II hero from Bloomington. He was the first recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II and also received the Distinguished Service Cross. The Monroe County Airport is named Kisters Field in his honor.

He was a 1991 inductee into the Monroe County Hall of Fame on which his plaque reads "Honors (Pre-1946) For an act of bravery in Sicily in 1943, he became the first soldier in World War II to be awarded the Congressional Medal Honor and the Distinguish(sic) Service Cross. Monroe County Airport was dedicated as Kisters Field in 1944."

The plaque misnames the honors.