Award of silver stars to officers and men cited in orders.

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ALBRACHT, WILLIAM L. (First Award) Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, (amended Award of silver stars to officers and men cited in orders. book an act of J ), takes pleasure in presenting a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Silver Star to Captain (Infantry) William L.

Albracht, United States Army, for gallantry in action from 28 October to 1. Prior to the General Orders announcing awards of the "Citation Star" typically began: "By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved J (Bul.

43, W.D., ), the following-named officers and enlisted men are cited for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon. History. The Silver Star Medal (SSM) is the successor award to the "Citation Star" (3 ⁄ 16 silver star) which was established by an Act of Congress on July 9,during World War Jthe Secretary of War approved the conversion of the "Citation Star" to the SSM with the original "Citation Star" incorporated into the center of the d for: "Gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States".

The Silver Star is the third highest combat gallantry award in the United States' military "pyramid of honor"--only the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross (Army), Navy Cross (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) and Air Force Cross (Air Force) outrank decoration has a unique history.

The Silver Star began as a small silver "citation star" in and then was. SILVER STAR RECIPIENTS. The Silver Star is the third highest U.S. combat-only award. Established in as the Citation Star, in a provision allowed servicemen to receive it retroactively.

It has been awarded for actions as far back as the Spanish-American War. Awards of silver stars.—From the beginning of the last fiscal year, July 1,to and including April 7,the War Department awarded silver-star citations in War Department general orders for gallantry in action during the World War.

Marine officers Major Robert S. Weiler and Capt. Christopher J. Bronzi join forces once again after a ceremony where they both were presented the Silver Star award each by 1st Marine Division commanding general Maj.

Gen. Richard F. Natonski at Camp Pendleton Dec. The Silver Star is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing.

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Media in category "Recipients of the Silver Star (United States)" The following files are in this category, out of total.

MG Mizusawa, 2, × 3,; MB. On Aug. 8,the Silver Star was re-designed as a medal by an Act of Congress. This medal, designed by the firm of Bailey, Banks and Biddle, is a gilt-toned star of five points.

On the obverse side in the center, is a small silver star, (the same size as the original citation star. Awards of certain decorations (Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal) on the basis of existing letters, certificates, and/or orders, as hereinafter authorized will be made only upon letter application of the individuals concerned to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), Page Avenue, St.

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The Silver Star was first awarded in to replace the Citation Star, which had been pinned on the ribbon of a service medal and given for gallantry from the Spanish-American War to World War I. The U.S.

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military then allowed World War I veterans to apply to have the Citation Star converted to the Silver Star. History: The Silver Star medal had its beginning during World War I.

An Act of Congress of July 9,authorized the wearing by Army personnel of a small silver star, three-sixteenths of an inch in diameter, upon the service ribbon of a campaign medal, to indicate "a citation for gallantry in action, published in orders issued from headquarters of a general officer, not warranting the award.

"By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved J (Bul. 43, W.D., ), the following-named officers and enlisted men are cited for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded to such officers and enlisted men.".

JOHN KERRY'S SILVER STAR. Craig Roberts Octo I just read John Kerry's Silver Star citation and almost fell out of my chair. Having served at one time as an "awards and decorations officer", which is an additional duty assignment for staff officers, I know full well how these citations can be colored and worded.

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Gold stars worn upon the ribbon representing the medal to indicate additional awards, shall be of a size inscribed in a circle five-sixteenths inch in diameter.

In lieu of five stars, one silver star of the same dimensions will be worn on the ribbon bar or on the suspension ribbon of the medal. Bronze stars. Bronze stars authorized to be. The Valorous Unit Award is considered the unit level equivalent of a Silver Star.

The Silver Star is the successor decoration to the Citation Star which was established by an Act of Congress on July 9, On Jthe Secretary of War approved the Silver Star to replace the Citation Star.

The original Citation Star is incorporated. This part of the process has already been completed, save for the Citatation Stars what were later upgradable to the Silver Star.

Of the estima to 20, of these awards, we have digitized and posted HALF, and I have in-hand the General Orders for an additional 30% or more of these awards. It is a widely held belief that the first women in the history of the U.S. military awarded the Silver Star Medal were Army Nurse Corps officers who had served in World War II.

1, – 3 Lieutenants Mary L. Roberts, Elaine A. Roe, and Rita V. Rourke were presented the Silver Star for gallantry in action in February near Anzio, Italy.

During. Charles W. Page Home of record: Riverside, CA. Awards and Citations Silver Star Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, (amended by an act of J ), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Specialist Fourth Class Charles Willard Page (ASN: US), United States Army, for.The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9,takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Major (Medical Corps) Robert M.

Hall (ASN: ), United States Army, for gallantry in action as Commanding Officer of Medical Company, 23d Infantry.The Citation Star could be awarded “ for each other citation of an officer or enlisted man for gallantry in action published in orders issued from the headquarters of a force commanded by a general officer, he shall be entitled to wear, as the President shall direct, a silver star .