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Was there money awarded with the silver star in World War 2?


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2009-01-11 19:37:03
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The only award that has a monetary compensation attached to it is the Medal of Honor.

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Approximately 50,000 Silver Star Medals were awarded in WWII.

No, a Silver Star is only awarded under such cicumstances that "valor" is apparaent, thus no V insignia is added, however the Bronze Star can be awarded with or without a V.

The Silver Star was not awarded in World War 1. There was what was called a Citation Star given out in that era (beginning in 1918). Check the National Archives. A link can be found below.

Unfortunately, the Department of Defense does not keep extensive records of Silver Star awards, however independent groups estimate that between 100,000 and 150,000 Silver Stars have been awarded.

If he was never awarded it, they didn't think he deserved it. Therefor you cannot get it for him.

The Silver Star that is awarded to American servicemen is awarded by the United Sates in instances of bravery in military combat. The award can be given while acting against the enemy or with service of a friendly foreign troop.

The Silver Star is the third highest military decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces for valor against the enemy. The Distinguished Cross awards and the Medal of Honor are higher.

The Silver Star Medal was awarded for bravery and not for parachute jumps. However, the paratrooper wears special Wings badge on his uniform. After several jumps he could wear a Star above his paratrooper wings. Different star.

While the Silver Star itself was created in 1932, the Citation Star, created in 1918, was its predecessor. Veterans of World War I were eligible to convert the Citation Star, if awarded, to the Silver Star. I know because my grandfather converted his Citation Star for Gallantry in Action to the Silver Star. However, the U.S. government kept very poor official records on this award and you may have trouble finding your WWI veteran's name on a list of recipients.

Please provide me with the name of the unit Robert W. Graham was a member of. If I have that unit's history, it will have the facts as per his Silver Star Medal & the circumstances surrounding it being awarded to Mr. Graham. Richard V. Horrell WW 2

The first Silver Star for gallantry awarded to a miliary women happened during WWII when four nurses were the recipients; 1st Lt. Mary Roberts, 2d Lt. Elaine Roe, 2d Lt. Virginia Rourke, and 2d Lt. Ellen Ainsworth Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester is the first woman soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star

Three Silver Stars and 5 Bronze stars were awarded to crew members ofthe Canon during the Vietnamese Conflict.

Usually gallantry, or some other such act. They don't just hand out silver stars like they do other medals.

Check the National Archives. You'll find a link below.

Zero. The Silver Star Medal was not created until 1932, 14 years after WWI ended. However, the Silver Star Medal is a successor to the "Citation Star", which was a small silver star, 3/16th of an inch, awarded for gallantry in action, to be worn on the ribbon of the WWI Victory Medal. The Citation Star was authorized on July 9, 1918, four months before WWI ended, and just as US troops were entering heavy combat in large numbers. The Citation Star was later authorized to be awarded retroactively for previous US wars, again to be worn on the ribbon of another medal, usually the campaign medal for the earlier conflict. When the Silver Star Medal replaced the Citation Star the earlier award was "incorporated" in the Silver Star Medal as the small silver star in the middle of the Medal. The only awards for gallantry available in WWI were the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross (or the Navy Cross for Naval and Marine personnel), and the Distinguished Service Medal, which was usually awarded only to officers and sometimes for good service, not gallantry. After the Silver Star Medal was created in 1932 recipients of the Citation Star were authorized to request replacement of the Citation Star with a Silver Star Medal. Awards of the Citation Star for actions during WWI continued for years after the war was over. No total of Stars awarded has ever been compiled of which I am aware.

The Atlantic Star was awarded to crews of the Royal Navy or the Merchant Navy for service during World War 2. It was awarded to a crew who served in the Atlantic operationally for at least 6 months.

No, the highest decoration Marvin was awarded was the Purple Heart for wounds received June 18, 1944 during the Battle of Saipan.

One of four female nurses of WW2 to earn the medal.

The Bronze Star is usually awarded for valor in battle.

Lyndon B. Johnson. MacArthur awarded LBJ the Silver Star, the military's third-highest medal, although it is notable that no other members of the flight crew were awarded medals. And it is unclear what Johnson could have done in his role purely as an "observer" to deserve the medal, even if his aircraft had seen combat. A link can be found below.

Oak leaf clusters indicate subsequent awards of that same medal. The 1st OLC to a Silver Star indicates the second time that medal has been awarded.

Some are bronze, like the bronze star. It is called a silver star, in fact it is bronze with a silver star of smaller size inside the larger star. I got to see one when I went to the awarding for a guy in my unit. You can see what they look like by doing an image search in Google. The Silver Star is the third highest metal for Valor in the United Stats military. the ranking of metals awarded for Valor (Army, navy and Air force have different Crosses) are as listed below Metal of Honor Distinguished Service Cross (Army) Silver Star Bronze Star with V for Valor Bronze Stars can also be awarded for service but they do not have the V device for valor

Ask to see his discharge papers. If it's not documented, then no he didn't receive it.

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