Bronze Star Medal

United States military decoration for wartime meritorious service or valor

The Bronze Star Medal is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone. When the medal is awarded by the Army and Air Force for acts of valor in combat, the "V" Device is authorized for wear on the medal. When the medal is awarded by the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard for acts of valor or meritorious service in combat, the Combat "V" is authorized for wear on the medal. Officers from the other Uniformed Services of the United States are eligible to receive this award, as are foreign soldiers who have served with or alongside a service branch of the United States Armed Forces.Civilians serving with U.S. military forces in combat are also eligible for the award. For example, UPI reporter Joe Galloway was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" Device during the Vietnam War for rescuing a badly wounded soldier under fire in the Battle of la Drang, in 1965. Another civilian recipient was writer Ernest Hemingway.
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award received: Bronze Star Medal

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Cyril M. Kornbluth

American science fiction author (1923-1958)

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John McCain cover

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John McCain

United States Senator and former presidential candidate

works

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Faith of My Fathers

book by John McCain

author: John McCain, Mark Salter

1999

Character Is Destiny

book by John McCain

author: John McCain, Mark Salter

2005

Hard Call

book by John McCain

author: John McCain, Mark Salter, Mark Salter

2007

Worth the Fighting For

book by John McCain

author: John McCain, Mark Salter

2002

Thirteen Soldiers

boek van John McCain

author: John McCain

2014

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Henry Kissinger cover

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Henry Kissinger

United States Secretary of State

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Homer Hickam

American author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer

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Jim Webb cover

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Jim Webb

American politician, military officer and author

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