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OGTA Educators Kit - Captain Royce Williams 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals'

Bring Royce Williams' 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' into Your Classroom or Group!

Williams’ mark on history was made on November 18 of 1952 when he faced seven Russian-flown MiG-15 fighter planes and  single-handedly downed at least four, flying a distinctly inferior aircraft. During the fight, Williams’ F9F Panther received a number of hits that dramatically reduced the aircraft’s ability to maintain controlled flight. Nevertheless, Williams was able to evade enemy fire and return to the carrier. Additionally, at 38 minutes, the dogfight was one-of, if not the, longest duration dogfights in American  history.  

Because of sensitivities with Korean War negotiations and a risk of accelerating the conflict with direct American to Russian combat, the incident was obfuscated and rendered Classified. It was only decades later that records became unsealed; had not been for the dedicated work of U.S. Navy leaders (lead by Rear Admiral Doniphan Shelton), Royce’s story may well have remained secret. Indeed, Williams respected secrecy protocol — waiting over forty years to tell his wife, Camilla. 

Williams continued to fly combat into the Vietnam War, exhibiting the same commitment to excellence, humility and passion in  order to fulfill his sworn duty. Today, Williams recognizes the power of his story as a way to inspire others that they too can overcome overwhelming odds and prevail beyond the need for personal fame. 

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Using the 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' Educators Kit

The three free main components of the Captain Royce Williams Educators Kit were designed to allow the individual teacher flexibility in addressing their specific needs.  Downloading, printing and distributing is encouraged but please respect the copyright and hard work of the many people who contributed by not altering content, hosting it or distributing it without written permission.

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The 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' Main Kit

This four page .pdf uses the story of 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' as a launching point to challenge students to define their own dream of success and realize it through intelligent work and positive behavior.

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The 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' Photo Kit

Who doesn’t like pictures?!  Many of the photos included are previously unpublished.  However, they provide historical and photographic insight into Captain Royce Williams' fascinating career. 

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The 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' Worksheets

These worksheets provide the practical aspect of bringing 'Actions Speak Louder Than Medals' into the classroom.  There are five pages and each one features two questions for students to thoughtfully and independently engage with Captain Royce Williams' story.

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Artifact of History: Grumman F9F-5 Panther print signed by Korean War hero, Royce Williams
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Captain Royce Williams (ret.) Debrief

The OGTA Debrief #4 - Captain Royce Williams (ret.) Debrief is provided HERE.