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The Silver Star Medal, unofficially the Silver Star, is the United States Armed Forces's third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat. [1]

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Act of Congress

An Act of Congress is a statute enacted by the United States Congress.

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Agustín Ramos Calero

Sergeant First Class Agustín Ramos Calero (June 2, 1919 – February 10, 1989) was awarded 22 decorations and medals from the U.S. Army for his actions during World War II, thus becoming the most decorated Puerto Rican and Hispanic soldier in the United States military during that war.

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Air Force Cross (United States)

The Air Force Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Air Force.

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Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

The Air Force Distinguished Service Medal was created by an act of the United States Congress on July 6, 1960.

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Albert Blithe

Master Sergeant Albert Blithe (June 25, 1923 – December 17, 1967) was a career soldier who had been a private first class with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.

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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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Alfredo M. Santos

General Alfredo Manapat Santos (July 13, 1905 – February 7, 1990) was Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 1962 to 1965, making him the first four-star general of the Philippines' armed forces.

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Antonio Rodríguez Balinas

Brigadier General Antonio Rodríguez Balinas (February 28, 1928 – September 21, 2011) was the first commander of the Office of the First U.S. Army Deputy Command.

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Anzio

Anzio is a city and comune on the coast of the Lazio region of Italy, about south of Rome.

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Arleigh Burke

Arleigh Albert Burke (October 19, 1901 – January 1, 1996) was an admiral of the United States Navy who distinguished himself during World War II and the Korean War, and who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.

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Arthur D. Simons

Arthur D. "Bull" Simons (June 28, 1918 – May 21, 1979) was a US Army Special Forces colonel best known for leading the Son Tay raid, an attempted rescue of U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War from a North Vietnamese prison at Son Tay.

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Asian Americans

Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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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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Barney Ross

Barney Ross (born Dov-Ber "Beryl" David Rosofsky; December 23, 1909 – January 17, 1967) was an American professional boxer.

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Barry McCaffrey

Barry Richard McCaffrey (born November 17, 1942) is a former United States Army officer and current news commentator, professor and business consultant who served on U.S. President Bill Clinton's Cabinet as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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Basil L. Plumley

Basil L. Plumley (January 1, 1920 – October 10, 2012) was a career soldier and airborne combat infantryman in the United States Army who rose to the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

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Ben Lear

Benjamin Lear (May 12, 1879 – November 2, 1966) was a United States Army general who served in the Spanish–American War, Philippine Insurrection, World War I and World War II.

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Ben Schwartzwalder

Floyd Benjamin "Ben" Schwartzwalder (June 2, 1909 – April 28, 1993) was a Hall of Fame football coach at Syracuse University, where he trained future National Football League stars such as Jim Brown, Larry Csonka, Floyd Little and Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.

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Benjamin O. Davis Jr.

Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. (December 18, 1912 – July 4, 2002) was an American United States Air Force general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen.

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Bernard F. Fisher

Bernard Francis "Bernie" Fisher (pronounced Bernerd) (January 11, 1927 – August 16, 2014) was a United States Air Force officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

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Bernard L. Austin

Bernard Lige Austin (15 December 1902 – 21 September 1979) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy.

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Billy Waugh

William "Billy" Waugh (born December 1, 1929), is a former United States Army Special Forces soldier and Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operations officer who served more than 50 years between the U.S. Army's Green Berets and the CIA's Special Activities Division.

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Bismarck Myrick

Bismarck Myrick (born December 23, 1940) is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia (1999–2002) and Lesotho (1995–1998).

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Brian Stann

Brian Michael Stann (born September 24, 1980) is a retired American mixed martial artist and U.S. Marine who competed as a Middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

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Bruce Godfrey Brackett

Bruce Godfrey Brackett (October 16, 1915 – January 14, 1943) was a United States naval aviator who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his heroism during World War II.

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Bull Allen (soldier)

Leslie Charles (Clarence) Allen, (9 November 1916 – 11 May 1982), nicknamed "Bull" Allen, was an Australian soldier and a recipient of the United States' Silver Star.

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Carlos Hathcock

Carlos Norman Hathcock II (May 20, 1942February 22, 1999) was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills.

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César Basa

César Fernándo Basa (1915 – December 12, 1941) was a Filipino pilot and World War II hero.

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Charles Alvin Beckwith

Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994), known as Chargin' Charlie, was a career U.S. Army Special Forces officer best remembered as helping create Delta Force, the premier counter terrorism and asymmetrical warfare unit of the U.S. Army.

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Charles B. McVay III

Charles B. McVay III (July 30, 1898 – November 6, 1968) was an American naval officer and the commanding officer of when it was lost in action in 1945, resulting in a massive loss of life.

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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 Durning

Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays.

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Charles E. Potter

Charles Edward Potter (October 30, 1916November 23, 1979) was a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from the state of Michigan.

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Charles Franklin Hildebrand

Charles Franklin Hildebrand, usually known as Franklin Hildebrand (November 19, 1893 – December 14, 1966), was an American journalist who from 1930 to 1957 published the Jeff Davis Parish News, subsequently renamed the Jennings Daily News and located in Jennings, the seat of Jeff Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana.

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Charles Hercules Green

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hercules Green DSO (26 December 1919 – 1 November 1950) was a senior officer in the Australian Army.

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Charles L. Melson

Charles Leroy Melson (25 May 1904 – 14 September 1981) was a vice admiral of the United States Navy.

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Charles Willeford

Charles Ray Willeford III (January 2, 1919 – March 27, 1988) was an American writer.

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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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Chris Kyle

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

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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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Citation Star

The Citation Star was a Department of War personal valor decoration issued as a ribbon device which was first established by the United States Congress on July 9, 1918 (Bulletin No. 43, War Dept. 1918).

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Clandestine operation

A clandestine operation is an intelligence or military operation carried out in such a way that the operation goes unnoticed by the general population or specific enemy forces.

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Cliff Montgomery

Cliff Montgomery (September 17, 1910 – April 21, 2005) was the captain of the Columbia Lions football team that won the 1934 Rose Bowl Game.

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Clifford B. Hicks

Clifford B. Hicks (August 10, 1920 – September 29, 2010) was an American writer and magazine editor, best known for his children's books chronicling the adventures of Alvin Fernald.

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Clifton James

George Clifton James (May 29, 1920 – April 15, 2017) was an American actor, best known for his roles as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond films Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), the sheriff in Silver Streak (1976), a Texas tycoon in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977), as the owner of the scandalous 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team in Eight Men Out (1988), and earlier in his acting career as a prison floorwalker in Cool Hand Luke (1967).

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Coast Guard Unit Commendation

The Coast Guard Unit Commendation is the highest peacetime unit award that may be awarded to military commands of the United States Coast Guard.

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Colonel (United States)

In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general.

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Combat medic

Combat medics or field medics (or medics) are military personnel who have been trained to at least an EMT-B level (16-week course in the U.S. Army), and are responsible for providing first aid and frontline trauma care on the battlefield.

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Courage

Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agony, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation.

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Daniel J. Miller

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Darr H. Alkire

Brigadier General Darr Hayes Alkire was a pilot for the United States Army Air Corps, the United States Army Air Forces, and the United States Air Force.

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David A. Christian

David A. Christian (born October 26, 1948) is an American who served in the United States Army as a sergeant, lieutenant, and captain during the Vietnam War.

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David Bellavia

David Bellavia (born November 10, 1975) is an American Iraq War veteran who was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Second Battle of Fallujah.

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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 L. Grange

David L. Grange (born December 29, 1947) is a retired United States Army major general.

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Defense Superior Service Medal

The Defense Superior Service Medal (DSSM) is a senior American military decoration of the Department of Defense, awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who perform "superior meritorious service in a position of significant responsibility".

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Dick Rutan

Richard Glenn "Dick" Rutan (born July 1, 1938) is a retired United States Air Force pilot and record-breaking aviator who piloted the Voyager aircraft around the world non-stop with co-pilot Jeana Yeager.

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Diego E. Hernández

Vice Admiral Diego E. Hernandez (March 25, 1934 – July 7, 2017) was a United States Navy officer who was the first Hispanic American to be named Vice Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

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Distinguished Service Cross (United States)

The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.

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Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)

The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) is a military award of the United States Army that is presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States military, has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.

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Distinguished Service Medal (United States Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal (CGDSM) is a personal decoration of the United States Coast Guard that was established 4 August 1949.

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Distinguished Service Medal (United States Navy)

The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is a military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which was first created in 1919.

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Donald Walters

Donald Ralph Walters (September 16, 1969 – March 23, 2003) was a United States Army Quartermaster Corps sergeant, officially listed as killed in action in southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003 in the same ambush in which Jessica Lynch was captured.

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Douglas A. Zembiec

Major Douglas Alexander Zembiec (April 14, 1973 – May 11, 2007), the "Lion of Fallujah" and also referred to as the "Unapologetic Warrior" was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and member of the CIA's famed Special Activities Division's Ground Branch who was killed in action while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Douglas Elton Fairbanks Jr., KBE, DSC (December 9, 1909 – May 7, 2000) was an American actor and a decorated naval officer of World War II.

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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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Edward F. Rector

Edward Franklin Rector (September 28, 1916 – April 26, 2001) was a colonel in the United States Air Force, a fighter ace of World War II, and a member of the Flying Tigers.

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Edward Hardin

Edward P Hardin (July 13, 1922 – May 13, 2006) was the Vice President of U.S. Manufacturing for Mobil Oil.

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Edwin O. Guthman

Edwin O. Guthman (August 11, 1919 – August 31, 2008) was an American journalist and university professor.

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Elaine Roe

Second Lieutenant Elaine A. Roe was an officer in the United States Army during World War II.

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Ellen Ainsworth

Ellen Ainsworth (born 1918 in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; died 1944 in Anzio, Italy) was an officer in the United States Army during World War II.

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Elliott Loughlin

Charles Elliott Loughlin (February 19, 1910 – October 31, 1989) was an officer of the United States Navy, where he reached the rank of Rear Admiral.

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Elton Younger

Major-General Allan Elton Younger DSO OBE, (Tony Younger) (4 May 1919 – 5 July 2010) was a British soldier and author, Colonel Commandant of the Royal Engineers from 1974 to 1979.

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Endicott Peabody

Endicott Peabody (February 15, 1920 – December 2, 1997) was an American politician from Massachusetts.

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Eric T. Olson

Eric Thor Olson (born January 24, 1952) is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011.

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Filipino Americans

Filipino Americans (Mga Pilipinong Amerikano) are Americans of Filipino descent.

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First lieutenant

First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment.

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Five-pointed star

A five-pointed star (☆), geometrically a regular concave decagon, is a common ideogram in modern culture.

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Flying ace

A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat.

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Fox News

Fox News (officially known as the Fox News Channel, commonly abbreviated to FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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Francis Gambacorta

Francis Michael Gambacorta (8 July 1913 - 1 December 2000) was a US Navy Captain.

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Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)—often referred to as simply Gary Powers—was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission in Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.

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Fred K. Mahaffey

Fred Keith Mahaffey was a United States Army four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Readiness Command (USCINCRED) from 1985 to 1986.

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Frederick W. Smith

Frederick Wallace "Fred" Smith (born August 11, 1944) is the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of FedEx, originally known as Federal Express.

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Gallant Unit Citation

The Gallant Unit Citation (GUC), a United States Air Force unit award, was approved in March 2004 and is awarded to any Air Force unit which distinguishes itself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in armed combat with an enemy force on or after 11 September 2001.

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Garlin Murl Conner

Garlin Murl Conner (2 June 1919 – 5 November 1998) was a United States Army technical sergeant and first lieutenant in the Second World War.

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Geoffrey Cheney Ferris

Geoffrey Cheney Ferris (April 8, 1918 – May 7, 1943) was a United States Army soldier during World War II who received the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions as a Forward Observer during Operation Torch near Beja, Tunisia.

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George L. Street III

George Levick Street III (July 27, 1913 – February 26, 2000) was a submariner in the United States Navy.

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George M. Foote

George Messenger Foote, Sr. (November 4, 1919 – June 21, 2010), was a 30-year city judge and civic figure in his native Alexandria, Louisiana.

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George Marshall

George Catlett Marshall Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American statesman and soldier.

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George Patton IV

George Smith Patton IV (December 24, 1923 – June 27, 2004) was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George S. Patton, Jr..

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George S. Patton

General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

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Gordon Chung-Hoon

Gordon Paiea Chung-Hoon, (Honolulu, Hawaii, July 25, 1910 – July 24, 1979) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who served during World War II and was the first Asian American flag officer.

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Graves B. Erskine

General Graves Blanchard Erskine (June 28, 1897May 21, 1973) was a United States Marine Corps officer who led the 3rd Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

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Guy Gabaldon

Guy Louis Gabaldon (March 22, 1926 – August 31, 2006) was a United States Marine who, at age 18, captured or persuaded to surrender over 1,300 Japanese soldiers and civilians during the battles for Saipan and Tinian islands in 1944 during World War II.

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H. R. McMaster

Herbert Raymond McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is a retired United States Army officer.

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Harold G. Schrier

Harold George Schrier (October 17, 1916 – June 3, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who served in World War II and the Korean War and received the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest military award for valor.

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Harry F. Bauer

Harry Frederick Bauer (July 17, 1904 – September 5, 1942) was an naval officer in the United States Navy.

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Harvey Possinger

Harvey Possinger was the second most highly decorated US veteran of World War II.

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Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler, ASC (February 6, 1922 – December 27, 2015) was an American cinematographer, film producer and director.

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Henry Louis Larsen

Lieutenant General Henry Louis Larsen (December 10, 1890 – October 2, 1962) was a United States Marine Corps officer, the second Military Governor of Guam following its recapture from the Empire of Japan, and the first post-World War II Governor of Guam.

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Henry Ringling North

Henry Ringling North (November 12, 1909 – October 2, 1993) was American businessman, as a circus proprietor who was the vice president, treasurer, director and operations chief, while his brother, John Ringling North, was the president and chairman of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, founded by their uncles.

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Hobart R. Gay

Hobart Raymond Gay (May 16, 1894 – August 19, 1983), nicknamed Hap, was a United States Army lieutenant general.

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Homer Litzenberg

Homer Laurence Litzenberg (January 8, 1903 – June 27, 1963) was a decorated lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps, serving in Haiti, World War II, and the Korean War.

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Honoré Ligarde

Honoré Ligarde (April 11, 1920 – February 15, 1986) was a banker, lawyer, and businessman from his native Laredo, Texas, who served as a Democrat from 1963 to 1973 in the Texas House of Representatives for Webb County in the southern portion of his state.

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Horatio B. Hackett

Col.

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Hubert Buchanan

Hubert E. Buchanan (born April 24, 1941) is a former United States Air Force captain and fighter pilot in the Vietnam War who was shot down, captured, and spent 2,362 days as a prisoner of war in Hanoi and surrounding areas.

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Hugh Aloysius Drum

Hugh Aloysius Drum (September 19, 1879 – October 3, 1951) was a career United States Army officer who served in World War I and World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant general.

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Humbert Roque Versace

Captain Humbert Roque "Rocky" Versace (July 2, 1937 – September 26, 1965) was a United States Army officer of Puerto Rican-Italian descent who was posthumously awarded the United States' highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his heroic actions while a prisoner of war (POW) during the Vietnam War.

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Iceal Hambleton

Lieutenant Colonel Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton, USAF (November 16, 1918 – September 19, 2004) was a United States Air Force navigator and electronic warfare officer who was shot down over South Vietnam during the 1972 Easter Offensive.

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Iraq

Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.

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James E. Williams

James Elliott "Willie" Williams (November 13, 1930 – October 13, 1999) was a Cherokee Indian and an honorary United States Navy chief boatswain’s mate who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.

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James L. Jones

James Logan "Jim" Jones Jr. (born December 19, 1943) is a retired United States Marine Corps general and a former United States National Security Advisor.

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James M. Gavin

James Maurice "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin (March 22, 1907 – February 23, 1990) was a senior United States Army officer, with the rank of lieutenant general, who was the third Commanding General (CG) of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II.

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James N. Rowe

James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (February 8, 1938 – April 21, 1989) was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.

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James Stockdale

James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for over seven years.

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James Van Fleet

James Alward Van Fleet (March 19, 1892 – September 23, 1992) was a U.S. Army officer during World War I, World War II and the Korean War.

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Jane Rignel

Jane I. Rignel St.

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Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Jean (given names: Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano; born 5 January 1921) reigned as Grand Duke of Luxembourg from 1964 until his abdication in 2000.

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Jerauld R. Gentry

Jerauld Richard "Jerry" Gentry (May 16, 1935 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Air Force (USAF) test pilot and Vietnam combat veteran.

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Jerauld Wright

Admiral Jerauld Wright, USN, (June 4, 1898 – April 27, 1995) served as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Command (CINCLANT) and the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT), and became the second Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT) for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), from April 1, 1954, to March 1, 1960, serving longer in these three positions than anyone else in history.

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Jess Cain

Jess Daniel Dennis Cain III (June 17, 1926 – February 14, 2008) was an American radio personality.

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Jesus S. Duran

Jesus Santiago Duran (July 26, 1948 – February 17, 1977) was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

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Jim Webb

James Henry Webb Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is an American politician and author.

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Jimmy Doolittle

James Harold Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American aviation pioneer.

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Jocko Willink

John Gretton "Jocko" Willink (born September 8, 1971) is an American podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL.

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Joe Hooper (Medal of Honor)

Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was an American who served in both the United States Navy and United States Army where he finished his career there as a captain.

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John C. H. Lee

John Clifford Hodges Lee (1 August 1887 – 30 August 1958) was a career US Army engineer, who rose to the rank of lieutenant general and commanded the Communications Zone in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

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John Campbell Greenway

John Campbell Greenway (July 6, 1872 – January 19, 1926) was Brigadier General in the U.S. Army; a Rough Rider with Teddy Roosevelt; and a noted American mining, steel and railroad executive who vastly expanded copper mining in the American Southwest.

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John J. Gilligan

John Joyce Gilligan (March 22, 1921 – August 26, 2013) was an American Democratic politician from the state of Ohio who served as a U.S. Representative and as the 62nd Governor of Ohio from 1971 to 1975.

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John J. Pershing

General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a senior United States Army officer.

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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 McCain

John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona, a seat he was first elected to in 1986.

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John McNulty (U.S. Marine Corps)

Maj.

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John R. Alison

John Richardson "Johnny" Alison (November 21, 1912 – June 6, 2011) was a highly decorated American combat ace of World War II and is often cited as the father of Air Force Special Operations.

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John T. Walton

John Thomas Walton (October 8, 1946 – June 27, 2005) was an American war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

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John Thomas Corley

Brigadier General John T. Corley (August 4, 1914 – April 16, 1977) was a career Army officer noted for his contributions to Army training.

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John W. Goode

John William Goode Jr. (March 10, 1923 – February 5, 1994) was a lawyer in San Antonio who was a figure in the 1950s and 1960s rebirth of the Republican Party in Texas.

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Johnny Checketts

John Milne "Johnny" Checketts, (20 February 1912 – 21 April 2006) was a New Zealand flying ace of the Second World War, who was credited with the destruction of 14½ enemy aircraft, 3 probably destroyed and 11 damaged.

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Jonny Kim

Jonathan Yong Kim is a NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

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Jorge Otero Barreto

Sergeant First Class Jorge A. Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937), a.k.a. "the Puerto Rican Rambo", is a retired United States Army soldier.

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Joseph A. Farinholt

Joseph A. Farinholt (July 17, 1922 – June 11, 2002) is thought to be the only enlisted man in the history of the U.S. military to receive four awards of the Silver Star, the United States third highest decoration for valor in combat.

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Joseph H. Albers

Joseph H. Albers D.D. (March 18, 1891 – December 1, 1965) was an American Roman Catholic clergyman.

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Joseph Kittinger

Joseph William Kittinger II (born July 27, 1928) is a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot.

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Juan César Cordero Dávila

Major General Juan César Cordero Dávila (June 7, 1904 – July 20, 1965), was the commanding officer of the 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War, rising to become one of the highest ranking ethnic officers in the United States Army.

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Karl W. Richter

Karl Wendell Richter (October 4, 1942 – July 28, 1967) was an officer in the United States Air Force and an accomplished fighter pilot during the Vietnam War.

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Keith Payne

Keith Payne, (born 30 August 1933) is an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy" awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

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Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Arthur "Dasher" Wheatley, VC (13 March 1937 – 13 November 1965) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Kurt Chew-Een Lee

Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee ((January 21, 1926 – March 3, 2014) was the first United States Marine Corps officer of Chinese descent. Lee earned the Navy Cross under fire in Korea in September 1950, serving in the 1st Battalion 7th Marines. Lee and his younger brothers Chew-Fan Lee and Chew-Mon Lee all earned bravery medals in the Korean War.

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Laurel wreath

A laurel wreath is a symbol of victory and honor.

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Leigh Ann Hester

Leigh Ann Hester (born 12 January 1982) is a United States Army National Guard soldier.

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Leo D. Hermle

Leo David "Dutch" Hermle (June 30, 1890 – January 21, 1976) was a highly decorated officer in the United States Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general.

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Leonard T. Schroeder

Leonard T. "Max" Schroeder Jr. (July 16, 1918 – May 26, 2009) was a colonel in the United States Army, who served on active duty from 1941 to 1971.

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List of Australian Silver Star recipients

The Silver Star is the third-highest military decoration that can be awarded by the United States.

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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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Louis Cukela

Louis Cukela (May 1, 1888 – March 19, 1956) was a Croatian American United States Marine numbered among the nineteen two-time recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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Lucius Roy Holbrook

Lucius Roy Holbrook (April 30, 1875 – October 19, 1952) was a major general who commanded the United States Army's Philippine Department from 1936 to 1938.

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Luigi Giorgi (soldier)

Captain Luigi Giorgi (7 September 1913 – 7 May 1945) was an Italian soldier of World War II, the only one to receive two Gold Medals in the Italian Campaign and one of very few non-Americans to receive the Silver Star.

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Luzon

Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908January 22, 1973), often referred to by his initials LBJ, was an American politician who served as the 36th President of the United States from 1963 to 1969, assuming the office after having served as the 37th Vice President of the United States from 1961 to 1963.

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Lynn Compton

Lynn Davis "Buck" Compton (December 31, 1921 – February 25, 2012) was a California Court of Appeal judge who served as the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan's trial for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Martin H. Foery

Martin H. Foery (May 17, 1913 – June 4, 1994), was a United States Army major general born in Brooklyn, New York.

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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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Maurice Britt

Maurice Lee "Footsie" Britt (June 29, 1919 – November 26, 1995) was an American professional football player, Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, businessman, and Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas.

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Max Cleland

Joseph Maxwell Cleland (born August 24, 1942) is an American politician from the state of Georgia.

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Mayhew Foster

Mayhew Y. "Bo" Foster (October 9, 1911 – March 21, 2011) was an American soldier who flew captured Nazi war criminal Hermann Göring from Austria to Germany for interrogation by the 7th 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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Merrill McPeak

Merrill Anthony "Tony" McPeak (born January 9, 1936) is a retired 4-star general in the United States Air Force whose final assignment before retirement was as the 14th Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1990 to 1994.

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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 P. Murphy

Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy (7 May 1976 – 28 June 2005) was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

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Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (born Moniek Kroskof, February 3, 1914 – January 8, 2005) was a polyglot linguist, and decorated war veteran.

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Mike O'Callaghan

Donal Neil "Mike" O'Callaghan (September 10, 1929March 5, 2004) was an American politician.

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Military History Monthly

Military History Monthly is a monthly military history magazine, published by Current Publishing.

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Modesto Cartagena

Sergeant First Class Modesto Cartagena (July 21, 1921 – March 2, 2010) was a member of the United States Army who served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, a military regiment consisting of Puerto Rican enlisted soldiers and officers from the continental United States also known as "The Borinqueneers," during World War II and the Korean War, becoming the most decorated Hispanic soldier in that war.

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Mohamed Oufkir

General Mohammad Oufkir (محمد أوفقير; 14 May 1920 − 16 August 1972) was a senior military Moroccan officer who held many important governmental posts.

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Monica Lin Brown

Monica Lin Brown (born 24 May 1988) is a United States Army sergeant and medic who became the first woman during the War in Afghanistan and only the second woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the United States military's third-highest medal for valor in combat.

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Moultrie Patten

Moultrie Patten (June 10, 1919 – March 18, 2009) was an American actor and jazz musician.

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Navy Cross

The Navy Cross is the United States military's second-highest decoration awarded for valor in combat.

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Navy Unit Commendation

The Navy Unit Commendation (NUC) is a United States Navy unit award that was established by order of the Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal on 18 December 1944.

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Nestor Chylak

Nestor George Chylak Jr. (May 11, 1922February 17, 1982) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1954 to 1978.

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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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Olinto M. Barsanti

Olinto Mark Barsanti (November 11, 1917 – May 2, 1973) was commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam from 1967–1968, commanding during the Tet Offensive and during subsequent operations around Bien Hoa and Huế.

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Oliver North

Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel.

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Oliver P. Smith

Oliver Prince Smith (October 26, 1893 – December 25, 1977) was a highly decorated combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

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Oliver W. Dillard

Oliver Williams Dillard, Sr. (September 28, 1926 - June 16, 2015) was a retired United States Army major general, the fifth black officer in the U.S. Army to attain flag rank.

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Omar Bradley

General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981), nicknamed Brad, was a senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II.

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Pascal Poolaw

Pascal Cleatus Poolaw, Sr (January 22, 1922 – November 7, 1967) was a Kiowa Native American who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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Pat Tillman

Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

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Paul Saunders

Chief Paul Golden (Swish) Saunders (January 12, 1918 – August 8, 2003) was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine sailor who was twice awarded the Silver Star medal during World War II.

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Paul Van Riper

Paul K. Van Riper (born July 5, 1938) is a retired United States Marine Corps officer.

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Pedro Rodríguez (soldier)

Master Sergeant Pedro Rodríguez (January 3, 1912 – October 19, 1999), earned two Silver Stars within a seven-day period during the Korean War.

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Peter Badcoe

Peter John Badcoe, VC (11 January 1934 – 7 April 1967) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Peyton C. March

Peyton Conway March (December 27, 1864 – April 13, 1955) was a United States Army officer who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1918 until 1921.

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Phil H. Bucklew

Phil Hinkle Bucklew (December 18, 1914 – December 30, 1992) was a professional American football player who went on to become a United States Navy officer.

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Phil Johnson (judge)

Philip Wayne Johnson, known as Phil Johnson (born October 24, 1944), is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

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Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal

The Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal is the highest decoration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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Rafael Celestino Benítez

Rear Admiral Rafael Celestino Benítez (March 9, 1917 – March 6, 1999) was a highly decorated submarine commander who led the rescue effort of the crew members of the during the Cold War.

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Rawleigh Warner Jr.

Rawleigh Warner Jr. (February 13, 1921June 26, 2013) was an American business executive, who was president of Mobil from 1965 to 1969 and chairman and chief executive officer from 1969 to 1986.

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Ray Melikian

Ray Melikian (June 7, 1918 – October 25, 2013) was a fighter pilot of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II where he achieved the rank of major.

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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 Harvey

Raymond Harvey (March 1, 1920 – November 18, 1996) was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army who served during World War II and the Korean 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 Bong

Richard Ira Bong (September 24, 1920 – August 6, 1945) was a United States Army Air Forces major and Medal of Honor recipient in World War II.

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Richard K. Sutherland

Richard Kerens Sutherland (27 November 1893 – 25 June 1966) was a United States Army officer during World War II.

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Richard Marcinko

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

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Richard Marshall (general)

Richard Jaquelin Marshall (16 June 1895 – 3 August 1973) was a major general in the United States Army.

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Rick Rescorla

Cyril Richard Rescorla (May 27, 1939 – September 11, 2001) was a United States Army officer and private security officer of British origin who served as a commissioned officer in the Vietnam War, where he was a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

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Robert H. Barrow

Robert Hilliard Barrow (February 5, 1922 – October 30, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps four-star general.

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Robert Halperin

Robert Sherman "Bob" Halperin (January 26, 1908 – May 8, 1985), nicknamed "Buck", was an American competitive Star class sailor, and Olympic bronze medalist and Pan American Games gold medalist.

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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 Lee Scott Jr.

Robert Lee Scott Jr. (12 April 1908 – 27 February 2006) was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force and a flying ace of World War II, credited with shooting down 13 Japanese aircraft.

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Robert Rheault

Robert Bradley Rheault (October 31, 1925 – October 16, 2013) was an American colonel in the U.S. Army Special Forces who served as commander of the First Special Forces Group in Okinawa, and the Fifth Special Forces Group in Vietnam from May to July 1969.

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Robert Rosenthal (USAAF officer)

Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal (June 11, 1917 – April 20, 2007) was a highly decorated pilot in the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces in World War II, receiving sixteen awards including the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against the enemy," the Silver Star (with cluster) for "gallantry in action," the Distinguished Flying Cross (with cluster) for "heroism or extraordinary achievement during aerial flight," the Air Medal (with seven clusters) and the Purple Heart (with cluster), as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross from Great Britain and the Croix de Guerre from France.

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Rodger W. Simpson

Rodger Whitten Simpson (June 4, 1898 – December 10, 1964) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who distinguished himself during World War II.

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Ronald Fogleman

Ronald Robert Fogleman (born January 27, 1942) is a retired United States Air Force General who served as the 15th Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1994 to 1997, and before that, from 1992 to 1994 as Commanding General, United States Transportation Command.

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Ronald Speirs

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs (20 April 1920 – 11 April 2007) was a United States Army officer who served in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.

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Roy M. Davenport

Rear Admiral Roy Milton Davenport (June 18, 1909 – December 24, 1987) was an officer in the United States Navy.

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Royal L. Bolling

Royal Lee Bolling (1920-2002) was a Massachusetts politician and head of a prominent African-American political family.

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Sam Johnson

Samuel Robert Johnson (born October 11, 1930) is the U.S. Representative for serving in Congress since 1991.

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Samuel D. Sturgis Jr.

Samuel Davis Sturgis Jr. (July 16, 1897 – July 5, 1964) was an American Army officer.

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Samuel E. Anderson

General Samuel Egbert Anderson (January 6, 1906 – September 12, 1982) was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as commander of the Air Material Command.

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Scrappy Blumer

Laurence Elroy "Scrappy" Blumer (May 31, 1917 – October 23, 1997) was an American pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

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Sean Stokes

Sean Andrew Stokes (February 6, 1983 - July 30, 2007) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Silver Star for actions while serving with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines during the Second Battle of Fallujah.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.

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Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Achievement Medal

The Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Achievement Medal also known as the Department of Transportation Gold Medal is the highest honorary award of the United States Department of Transportation.

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Sergeant

Sergeant (abbreviated to Sgt and capitalized when used as a named person's title) is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.

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Service ribbon

A service ribbon, medal ribbon, or ribbon bar is a small ribbon, mounted on a small metal bar equipped with an attaching device, which is generally issued for wear in place of a medal when it is not appropriate to wear the actual medal.

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Sid McMath

Sidney Sanders McMath (June 14, 1912October 4, 2003) was a decorated U.S. Marine, attorney and the 34th Governor of Arkansas (1949–1953) who, in defiance of his state's political establishment, championed rapid rural electrification, massive highway and school construction, the building of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, strict bank and utility regulation, repeal of the poll tax, open and honest elections and broad expansion of opportunity for black citizens in the decade following World War II.

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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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Specialist (rank)

Specialist (abbreviated "SPC") is a military rank in some countries' armed forces.

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Stephen C. Reich

Major Stephen C. Reich (May 22, 1971 – June 28, 2005) was an American soldier and Minor League Baseball player who was killed in action while on a rescue mission in Afghanistan at age 34.

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Sterling Hayden

Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor and author.

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Tahsin Yazıcı

Tahsin Yazıcı (1892 in Monastir, Ottoman Empire (now Macedonia) – February 11, 1971 in Ankara, Turkey) was an Ottoman Army officer and later a Turkish Army general and politician.

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Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr.

Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr. (April 1, 1888 – September 12, 1969) was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II.

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Tex Hill

David Lee "Tex" Hill (July 13, 1915 – October 11, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and triple flying ace.

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Thomas Taro Higa

Thomas Taro Higa (September 22, 1916 – February 11, 1985) was a wartime hero both in the United States and Okinawa.

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Thomas Tigue

Thomas M. Tigue (August 24, 1945 – February 1, 2016) was an American politician, a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

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Title 10 of the United States Code

Title 10 of the United States Code outlines the role of armed forces in the United States Code.

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Tom Harmon

Thomas Dudley Harmon (September 28, 1919 – March 15, 1990), sometimes known by the nickname "Old 98", was an American football player, military pilot, and sports broadcaster.

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Tommy Prince

Thomas George "Tommy" Prince (October 25, 1915 – November 25, 1977) was one of Canada's most decorated First Nations soldiers, serving in World War II and the Korean War.

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Tony Hillerman

Anthony Grove "Tony" Hillerman (May 27, 1925 – October 26, 2008) was an American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

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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 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 Homeland Security

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries.

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United States Department of the Air Force

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is one of the three Military Departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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United States Department of the Army

The Department of the Army (DA) is one of the three military departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.

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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 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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United States Secretary of War

The Secretary of War was a member of the United States President's Cabinet, beginning with George Washington's administration.

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USS Hugh W. Hadley

USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774) was an which served in the United States Navy during World War II.

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Valorous Unit Award

The Valorous Unit Award (VUA) is the second highest United States military unit decoration which may be bestowed upon a military unit after the Presidential Unit Citation (PUC).

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Vernon Arnold Haugland

Vernon Arnold Haugland (May 27, 1908 – September 15, 1984) was a reporter and writer for Associated Press.

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Victor Maghakian

Victor Maghakian, also known as Captain Victor "Transport" Maghakian (Վիգդոր Մաղաքեան) (December 30, 1915 – August 17, 1977), was an Armenian American member of the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

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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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War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

The War in Afghanistan (or the U.S. War in Afghanistan; code named Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2001–2014) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present)) followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan of October 7, 2001.

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Wayne Fisk

Chief Master Sergeant Wayne Fisk (born April 6, 1945) was directly involved in the famed Son Tay POW camp raid and the rescue of the crew of the SS ''Mayagüez''.

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Wesley Clark

Wesley Kanne Clark, Sr. (born December 23, 1944) is a retired General of the United States Army.

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William A. McNulty

Colonel William Anderson McNulty (September 29, 1910 – January 25, 2005) was a decorated officer of the United States of America during World War II.

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William Brantley Aycock

William Brantley Aycock (October 24, 1915 – June 20, 2015) was an American educator who served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and was the retired Kenan Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law.

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William F. Train

William Frew Train II (January 23, 1908 - November 27, 2006) was a United States Army lieutenant general and veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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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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William J. Cullerton

William J. "Bill" Cullerton Sr. (June 2, 1923 – January 12, 2013) was an American World War II flying ace, entrepreneur, radio show host, and outdoorsman.

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William K. MacNulty

William Kirk MacNulty (May 22, 1892 in Antrim, Pennsylvania – August 3, 1964) was a U. S. Marine.

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William Wilson Quinn

Lieutenant General William Wilson "Buffalo Bill" Quinn (November 1, 1907 – September 11, 2000) was a United States Army officer, who served in intelligence during World War II.

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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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32nd Infantry Division (United States)

The United States 32nd Infantry Division was formed from Army National Guard units from Wisconsin and Michigan and fought primarily during World War I and World War II.

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3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment

The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR) is an mechanised infantry battalion of the Australian Army, based in Townsville as part of the 3rd Brigade.

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42nd Infantry Division (United States)

The 42nd Infantry Division (42ID) ("Rainbow") is a division of the United States Army National Guard.

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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/Silver_Star

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