Saturday, August 28, 2004

Silver Star

Silver Star Combat? Yup.

3-9. Silver Star
a. The Silver Star, section 3746, title 10, United States Code (10 USC 3746), was established by Act of Congress 9 July 1918 (amended by act of 25 July 1963).

b. The Silver Star is awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, 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 foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The required gallantry, while of a lesser degree than that required for the Distinguished Service Cross, must nevertheless have been performed with marked distinction.

c. It is awarded upon letter application to Commander, PERSCOM, ATTN: TAPC-PDA, Alexandria, VA 22332-0471, to those individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S. Army, received a citation for gallantry in action in World War I published in orders issued by a headquarters commanded by a general officer."

My dad's noted here: WWII Memorial


Blogger Raoul Underhill said...

Kerry was in the Navy, I believe. Not the Army.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Of course he was. My dad was in the army. I've not seen the alleged document where a V is listed for Kerry's Siver Star.

1:56 PM  

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