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Silver Star Medal (SSM)



Entry Last Edited: 08/24/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryRibbons.Info

Ribbon Image:
Color image of the Silver Star Medal military award ribbon
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Year Authorized:
1918


General Description:
Authorized by the United States Congress on July 9th, 1918 for the United States Army.


Award Criteria (as Officially Detailed by the United States Armed Services):
"The Silver Star is currently awarded by all branches of the Armed Forces to any person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party."


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