Intense D-Day Glider Landing
Piloting a glider required a certain amount of bravado, I mean, these guys are flying into farmer's fields littered with who knows what kind of obstacles, at night, in enemy territory. Sounds like a good candidate for a "here, hold my beer" award. Since everything was done in a rush, there was no time to train glider pilots to do anything else. So if you managed to survive the landing in Normandy, your job was done. Just keep your head down and stay out of the way.