The most comprehensive list of recipients of the Bronze Star Medal is available in the form of software provided by the American War Library. After downloading and installing the software, which provides access to the library's database, click on the Medal Lists/Rosters button to access and search the list.Continue Reading
The American War Library's list is constantly being updated with information on confirmed recipients of the Bronze Star from all five armed forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
The Bronze Star has been awarded since 1944 and can be given for acts of merit, heroism or meritorious service in combat that doesn't involve flight. The medal has to be earned in an active combat zone, although there is some debate about the medal being given out quite liberally for meritorious service. One such example is the five medals that were given to Air Force officers for their roles in the Kosovo conflict, despite the fact that they remained at their base in Missouri throughout it.
The Bronze Star is the fourth highest medal that the U.S. military awards. For acts of heroism, the next highest award is the Silver Star, while the Legion of Merit is the next highest for meritorious acts or service.Learn more about Military
During WWII, the Bronze Star was a medal awarded specifically to ground troops engaged between Dec. 6, 1941, and Sept. 2, 1945, in recognition of heroic or meritorious achievement on the field of battle. The medal came into being after a recommendation made by General George C. Marshall to President Roosevelt in which Marshall argued that such a medal would boost morale amongst the ranks of long-suffering infantrymen.Full Answer >
To qualify for a Bronze Star, an individual must have distinguished himself from his comrades through an act of bravery, praiseworthy achievement or distinguished service. Any person granted the Bronze Star must have been part of the U.S. military after Dec. 6, 1941.Full Answer >
The Bronze Star Medal is awarded for heroic or commendable service or action in combat, involving action against an enemy of the U.S. or while helping an ally fight against an enemy. It can be awarded to a member of any of the five branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.Full Answer >
There were many Vietnam Bronze Star Medal recipients. According to the National Archives, limited military personnel information is available to the public. However, former service members or their immediate family members may request a veteran’s service records. A veteran can authorize the release of information to a non-relative through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).Full Answer >