Commander Dean Diz Laird

U.S. Navy Commander Dean “Diz” Laird is the only Navy Ace Pilot to shoot down enemy aircraft in both the European and Pacific Theaters of World War II. Here Matthew McConaughey narrates his story.

Commander Laird was recognized as part of the AVC’s Emmy-winning television special American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes. Learn more about the program here.