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Silver Star

noun, U.S. Army.
a bronze star with a small silver star at the center, awarded to a soldier who has been cited in orders for gallantry in action, when the citation does not warrant the award of a Medal of Honor or the Distinguished Service Cross.
Also called Silver Star Medal. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This horse Silver Star was all he had and Cricket used to ride him himself.

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    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • Well, I guess the Silver Star would about hit what you want.

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  • Instantly there was a commotion all through the Silver Star.

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  • Do you think it possible that any of the passengers or crew of the Silver Star were saved?

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  • But its too bad so many were lost from the Silver Star, spoke Mr. Fairfield.

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  • That Silver Star will save our lives if they are to be saved at all.

  • They were here, with their machine, too, a big biplane named the Silver Star.

Word Origin and History for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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