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Silver Star

U.S. military decoration awarded for gallantry in action, originally (1918) a small badge worn on the ribbon of a campaign medal; as a distinct medal, it was established Aug. 8, 1932.

updated on September 28, 2004

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Definitions of Silver Star from WordNet

Silver Star (n.)
a United States military decoration for gallantry in action;
Synonyms: Silver Star Medal
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