A. Leo Stevens Parachute Medal

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The A. Leo Stevens Parachute Medal is named after Albert Leo Stevens.[1] It was first awarded to Joe Crane of Mineola, New York, on September 4, 1948, by Augustus Post at the Early Birds of Aviation banquet held in the Hotel Carter (Cleveland) in Cleveland, Ohio, during the National Air Race.[2]



  1. ^ "History of the Leo Stevens Award". Museum of History in Granite. Retrieved 2010-12-26. The Leo Stevens Award is the major parachuting award in the United States. ...
  2. ^ "The A. Leo Stevens Parachute Medal". Aero.com. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2010-12-27.