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According to the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the Distinguished Flying Cross is a medal awarded to pilots who show bravery and distinction in aerial combat. As of 2014, this medal has been awarded to thousands of ... More »

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Some of the service medals and awards of the U.S. Military include, in descending order, the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cr... More »

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There are hundreds of ribbons on the military ribbon chart representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The three highest ribbons on the chart are the Army Medal of Honor, the Navy, Marine Corps ... More »

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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 bee... More »

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The Army Commendation medal is awarded for meritorious service or achievements and heroism. It can be earned by any member of the U.S. Armed Forces other than General Officers who served in a military role after Dec. 6, ... More »

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To be eligible to join the VFW, or Veterans of Foreign Wars, a person must be a U.S. citizen who has served in the military honorably in an overseas conflict, received a campaign medal for overseas service, served 60 non... More »

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Recipients of the Bronze Star medal must have performed acts of heroism or merit in a conflict against an enemy of the United States or must have served meritoriously in a combat zone. It is given for actions not deemed ... More »

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