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Silver Star

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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.

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Also called Silver Star Medal.
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