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.
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How to use Silver Star in a sentence
She was profiled on 60 Minutes, and awarded the Silver Star, only the second female to receive the honor since World War II.
On our last visit, we noticed a whole pallet of Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Silver Star certificates.Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan | Nick Willard | August 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Silver Star By Jeannette Walls Two girls strike out on their own across the country after their mother abandons them.
Were he to be held accountable for the fraudulent Silver Star recommendation, his Army career would likely end in disgrace.
Entering the sick-room her eyes fell on the Silver Star, and the old motto came again to mind: "We rely on Thee."The Little Missis | Charlotte Skinner
A crowd of Silver Star “rooters” were to follow on the trolley.Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars | Lester Chadwick
"Yes, the Silver Star," said the Martian without any note of wonder or surprise in his voice.A Honeymoon in Space | George Griffith
They rolled silently along under the trees, from which every now and then a little Silver Star was brushed into the carriage.The Song of Songs | Hermann Sudermann
When the pirates clambered aboard the Silver Star they seemed to be boarding a deserted vessel.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective | Ellis Parker Butler