Established by the U.S. Congress on July 6th, 1960 and represents the highest award available to officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Armed Services.
The ribbon is light blue with five equal-distant white stars offset from one another.
Can be awarded posthumously.
Award Criteria (as detailed by various official sources):
The medal is presented in the name of Congress to officers and enlisted members who distinguished themselves by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with an armed enemy of the United States.
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