Silver Star

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The Silver Star Medal is the United States Armed Forces's third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat.wikipedia
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Gallant Unit Citation

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The degree of heroism required is the same as that which would warrant award of the Silver Star to an individual.

Leigh Ann Hester

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The next known servicewomen to receive the Silver Star is Army National Guard Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester in 2005, for gallantry during an insurgent ambush on a convoy in Iraq and Army Specialist Monica Lin Brown in March 2008, for extraordinary heroism as a combat medic in the War in Afghanistan.
While assigned to the 617th Military Police Company, a Kentucky Army National Guard unit out of Richmond, Kentucky, Hester received the Silver Star for her heroic actions on 20 March 2005 during an enemy ambush on a supply convoy near the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.

5/16 inch star

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Second and subsequent awards of the Silver Star Medal are denoted by bronze or silver oak leaf clusters in the Army and Air Force and by gold or silver 5⁄16 inch stars in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
A 5⁄16 inch "silver star" is not to be confused with representing a "Silver Star" medal.

Monica Lin Brown

The next known servicewomen to receive the Silver Star is Army National Guard Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester in 2005, for gallantry during an insurgent ambush on a convoy in Iraq and Army Specialist Monica Lin Brown in March 2008, for extraordinary heroism as a combat medic in the War in Afghanistan.
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.

David Hackworth

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Colonel David Hackworth who was awarded ten SSMs while serving in the Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War, is likely to be the person awarded the most SSMs.
He gained a battlefield commission as a second lieutenant in 1951 and was awarded three Silver Stars for heroism and three Purple Hearts.

Valorous Unit Award

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The unit degree of heroism required is considered the equivalent of the individual degree of heroism required for the Silver Star which is awarded for gallantry in action.

Oak leaf cluster

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Second and subsequent awards of the Silver Star Medal are denoted by bronze or silver oak leaf clusters in the Army and Air Force and by gold or silver 5⁄16 inch stars in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

Peter Badcoe

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He was also awarded the United States Silver Star and numerous South Vietnamese medals.

Royal L. Bolling

Bolling was a decorated World War II veteran, earning a Silver Star as a member of the segregated "Buffalo Soldiers" 92nd infantry division.

Max Cleland

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Cleland, a Democrat, is a disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous actions in combat, and a former United States Senator.

Ellen Ainsworth

Four Army nurses serving in Italy during the war—First Lieutenant Mary Roberts, Second Lieutenant Elaine Roe, Second Lieutenant Rita Virginia Rourke, and Second Lieutenant Ellen Ainsworth (posthumous)—became the first women recipients of the Silver Star, all cited for their bravery in evacuating the 33rd Field Hospital at Anzio on February 10, 1944.
Ainsworth was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for her actions during Operation Shingle while serving with the Medical Corps.

Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr.

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He was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his actions.

Elaine Roe

Four Army nurses serving in Italy during the war—First Lieutenant Mary Roberts, Second Lieutenant Elaine Roe, Second Lieutenant Rita Virginia Rourke, and Second Lieutenant Ellen Ainsworth (posthumous)—became the first women recipients of the Silver Star, all cited for their bravery in evacuating the 33rd Field Hospital at Anzio on February 10, 1944.
She was awarded the Silver Star for her actions during Operation Shingle.

Garlin Murl Conner

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, four Silver Stars, and the French Croix de guerre for his heroic actions in Italy and France during the war.

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.

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.

Hugh Aloysius Drum

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He served in the Philippines during the Philippine–American War, took part in the Battle of Bayan, and received the Silver Star for heroism.

Charles Durning

For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Heart Medals.

Joseph H. Albers

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He was decorated and received the Silver Star (presumably the Citation Star which was its predecessor) for bravery and valor.

Roy M. Davenport

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It was during these six patrols in command of the Gato-class submarines and that he received five Navy Crosses, two Silver Stars, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy Unit Commendation.

David Bellavia

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On June 7, 2019, It was revealed to the media that Bellavia's Silver Star would be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

Guy Gabaldon

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Though Gabaldon was recommended for the Medal of Honor, he received the Silver Star, which was upgraded by the Marine Corps to the Navy Cross in 1960.