service medal

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nounMilitary.
  1. a medal awarded for performance of specified service, usually in time of war or national emergency.

Origin of service medal

1
First recorded in 1930–35
  • Also called campaign medal.

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How to use service medal in a sentence

  • A second Indian General service medal was issued in 1854 and subsequently as conditions demanded.

    Chats on Military Curios | Stanley C. Johnson
  • I'm going to write to Washington and have 'em vote you a distinguished service medal.

    Half Portions | Edna Ferber
  • Its nobodies fault but the Fritzes that you aint gettin an extinguished service medal insted of this letter.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" | Edward Streeter