William "Bill" O'Reilly
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
September 10, 1949
Bill O'Reilly loves to come off as a straight-talking, blue-collar kind of guy. Funny, a lot of guys who fit that description and graduated high school the same year he did — 1967 — went straight to Vietnam. Not our Bill — he went to college. And he didnâ't just go to college, he spent his junior year, 1969-1970, in London. He graduated in 1971, briefly exposing him to the draft again, but Bill was miraculously spared.