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A "V" device is a metal capital letter "V" with serifs which, when worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces, distinguishes an award for heroism or valor in combat instead of for meritorious service or achievement. [1]

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Achievement Medal

The Achievement Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces.

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Admiral

Admiral is one of the highest ranks in some navies, and in many navies is the highest rank.

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Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is a unit award of the United States Air Force created by the Secretary of the Air Force on 26 August 1969.

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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

The Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is one of the unit awards of the United States Air Force.

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Air Medal

The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces.

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Alejandro Villanueva (American football)

Alejandro Villanueva Martín (born September 22, 1988) is a Spanish American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL).

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Alexander Haig

Alexander Meigs "Al" Haig Jr. (December 2, 1924February 20, 2010) was the United States secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan and the White House chief of staff under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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Allen West (politician)

Allen Bernard West (born February 7, 1961) is an American political commentator, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Audie Murphy

Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II.

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Awards and decorations of the United States Armed Forces

The United States Armed Forces awards and decorations are primarily the medals, service ribbons, and specific badges which recognize military service and personal accomplishments while a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Bill Genaust

William Homer "Bill" Genaust of Effingham IL (October 12, 1906 – March 4, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was killed in action on Iwo Jima while serving as a war photographer in World War II.

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Bronze Star Medal

The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, 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.

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Calvin Graham

Calvin Leon Graham (April 3, 1930 – November 6, 1992) was the youngest U.S. serviceman to serve and fight during World War II.

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Chance Phelps

Chance Russell Phelps (July 14, 1984 – April 9, 2004) was a private first class – posthumously promoted to lance corporal – in the United States Marine Corps.

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Charles C. Krulak

Charles Chandler Krulak (born March 4, 1942) served as the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999.

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Charles Rangel

Charles Bernard Rangel (born June 11, 1930) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative for districts in New York from 1971 to 2017.

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Charles T. Horner Jr.

Charles Thompson Horner Jr. (May 6, 1916 - April 4, 1992) was a highly decorated officer of the United States Army who served in the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division from July 1940 to February 1946 and held every position from Platoon Leader to Regimental Commander.

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Chesty Puller

Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who, early in his military career, fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua.

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Chief of Naval Operations

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the most senior officer in the United States Navy.

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Chris Kyle

Christopher Scott Kyle (April 8, 1974 – February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL veteran and sniper.

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Christmas and holiday season

The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.

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Christmas traditions

Christmas traditions vary from country to country.

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Chuck Yeager

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (born, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot.

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Commendation Medal

The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.

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David Hackworth

David Haskell Hackworth (November 11, 1930 – May 4, 2005) also known as Hack, was a prominent military journalist and a former United States Army colonel who was decorated in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.

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David Petraeus

David Howell Petraeus (born November 7, 1952) is a retired United States Army general and public official.

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Desmond Doss

Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was a United States Army corporal who served as a combat medic with an infantry company in World War II.

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Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by "heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to November 11, 1918.".

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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Duane G. Carey

Duane Gene "Digger" Carey (born April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut.

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Early life and military career of John McCain

The early life and military career of John Sidney McCain III spans the first forty-five years of his life (1936–1981).

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Elmo Zumwalt

Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. (November 29, 1920 – January 2, 2000) was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.

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Harry Kizirian

Harry Kizirian (Հէրի Գիզիրեան; July 13, 1925 – September 13, 2002) was an Armenian American member of the United States Marine Corps who served during World War II.

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Hugh Shelton

General Henry Hugh Shelton (born January 2, 1942) is a retired American career Army officer.

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Ira Hayes

Ira Hamilton Hayes (January 12, 1923 – January 24, 1955) was a Pima Native American and a United States Marine who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II.

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James Thomas Smith

Rear Admiral James Thomas Smith (November 1, 1908-June 28, 1990) was an officer of the United States Navy during World War II.

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Jeff Struecker

Jeffrey D. Struecker, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation; retrieved May 2012 (born March 7, 1969 in Fort Dodge, Iowa), thomas.loc.gov; retrieved February 2011 is an author, pastor, and former U.S. Army Ranger who was involved in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993.

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Jeremy Michael Boorda

Jeremy Michael Boorda (November 26, 1939May 16, 1996) was a United States Navy admiral who served as the 25th Chief of Naval Operations.

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John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017.

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John Murtha

John Patrick Murtha Jr. (June 17, 1932 – February 8, 2010) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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John Ripley (USMC)

John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939 – October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War.

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Joseph L. Galloway

Joseph Lee "Joe" Galloway (born November 13, 1941), is an American newspaper correspondent and columnist.

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Joseph P. Hoar

General Joseph P. Hoar (born December 30, 1934) is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, former Commander in Chief of United States Central Command.

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L. Scott Rice

Lieutenant General Leon Scott Rice is director of the Air National Guard.

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Legion of Merit

The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

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Letter (alphabet)

A letter is a grapheme (written character) in an alphabetic system of writing.

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Letter case

Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger upper case (also uppercase, capital letters, capitals, caps, large letters, or more formally majuscule) and smaller lower case (also lowercase, small letters, or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages.

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Llewellyn Chilson

Llewellyn Morris Chilson (April 1, 1920 – October 2, 1981) was a United States Army master sergeant.

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Matt Urban

Matt Louis Urban (born Matthew Louis Urbanowicz, August 25, 1919 – March 4, 1995) was a United States Army lieutenant colonel who was one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War II.

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Matthew Ridgway

General Matthew Bunker Ridgway (March 3, 1895 – July 26, 1993) was the 19th Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

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Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.

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Michael A. Monsoor

Michael Anthony Monsoor (5 April 1981 – 29 September 2006) was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed during the Operation Iraqi Freedom and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Michael Hagee

General Michael William Hagee (born December 1, 1944) was the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (2003–2006), succeeding James L. Jones on January 13, 2003.

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Mike Fahey

Michael Gahan "Mike" Fahey, (born December 20, 1943) is an American businessman who served as the 49th mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.

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New Year

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Year's Eve

In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.

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Newsweek

Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.

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Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (August 22, 1934 – December 27, 2012) was a United States Army general.

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Oak leaf cluster

An oak leaf cluster is a miniature bronze or silver twig of four oak leaves with three acorns on the stem that is authorized by the United States Armed Forces as a ribbon device for a specific set of decorations and awards of the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and Department of the Air Force to denote subsequent decorations and awards.

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American writer and filmmaker.

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Peter Pace

Peter Pace (born November 5, 1945) is a United States Marine Corps general who served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Raymond G. Davis (USMC)

Raymond Gilbert "Ray" Davis (January 13, 1915 – September 3, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps four-star-general who had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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Raymond Murray

Major General Raymond Leroy Murray (January 30, 1913 – November 11, 2004) was a highly decorated United States Marine Corps officer who earned two Navy Crosses, one during World War II and a second during the Korean War.

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Richard Jadick

Richard H. Jadick, D.O. is an American Naval surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star with “Combat V” device for heroic valor in January 2006.

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Richard Marcinko

Richard "Dick" Marcinko (born November 21, 1940) is a former United States Navy officer.

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Robert L. Howard

Robert Lewis Howard (July 11, 1939 – December 23, 2009) was a highly decorated United States Army Special Forces officer and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.

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Robert L. Stewart

Robert Lee Stewart (born August 13, 1942) is a retired brigadier general of the United States Army and a former NASA astronaut.

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Robert Mueller

Robert Swan Mueller III (born August 7, 1944) is an American attorney who served as the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2001 to 2013.

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Serif

In typography, a serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol.

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Sidney Shachnow

Sidney Shachnow is a Holocaust survivor who attained the rank of Major General in United States Army.

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Strom Thurmond

James Strom Thurmond Sr.

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Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.

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Tommy Franks

Tommy Ray Franks (born June 17, 1945) is a retired general in the United States Army.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Armed Forces

The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Army Air Forces

The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.

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United States Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.

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United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Department of the Navy

The United States Department of the Navy (DoN) was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798 (initiated by the recommendation of James McHenry),Bernard C. Steiner and James McHenry, (Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Co., 1907).

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United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.

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United States military award devices

The United States Armed Forces authorizes certain medal and ribbon devices that may be worn if authorized on a defined set of United States military decorations and awards.

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United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Vietnam War

The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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William B. Caldwell III

William B. Caldwell III (July 20, 1925 – March 17, 2013) was a United States Army general who served 32 years in the U.S. Army and retired as the Fifth U.S. Army commanding general at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

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William Gainey

William J. (Joe) Gainey was the first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC).

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William Guarnere

William J. Guarnere (April 28, 1923March 8, 2014) was a United States Army soldier who fought in World War II as a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division.

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Woodrow W. Keeble

Woodrow Wilson Keeble (May 16, 1917 – January 28, 1982) was a U.S. Army National Guard combat veteran of both World War II and the Korean War.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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2018

2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.

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2019

2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.

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5/16 inch star

A inch star is a miniature gold or silver inch star that is authorized by the United States Armed Forces as a ribbon device to denote subsequent awards for specific decorations of the Department of the Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/"V"_device

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