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Who are the 2015 Silver Star medal winners?

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Some of the 2015 Silver Star medal holders include Hospital Corpsman Todd J. Angell, Hospitalman Joshua Simson, Lieutenant Francis L. Toner IV and Hospital Corpsman Juan M. Rubio. The Silver Star is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry, notes Stripes.com.

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Other 2015 Silver Star award holders include Hospital Corpsmen Kevin D. Baskin, Jesse P. Hickey, Peter A Gould, Jacob R. Emmott, Benny Flores, Jeremy K. Torrisi, Jonathan Kong, Zackery S. Penner, Patrick B. Quill, Joshua T. Chiarini and Amilcar I. Rodriguez, notes Defense.gov.

The U.S. government usually honors its military personnel for various acts including courage, humanitarianism, selflessness, bravery and hard work. Among some of the most prestigious awards in the military are the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Navy Cross and Air Force Cross.

The Silver Star award is awarded to military personnel who exhibit gallantry in action. This can be noted when the forces are fighting U.S. enemies or engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. The award can also be issued to military personnel who serve with foreign friendly forces engaged in armed military conflict.

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