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What Is a Silver Star Medal?

The Silver Star Medal (SSM), or Silver Star, is the third highest military award for valorous actions in combat. The origins of the Silver Star date back to July 9, 1918, when a Congressional Act authorized the issuance of the Silver Star for acts of gallantry against enemies of the United States, or while serving […]

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The 5 Highest-Ranking U.S. Military Medals

The five highest-ranking military medals for bravery in combat include the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), the Navy Cross, the Air Force Cross and the Silver Star Medal. According to The Institute of Heraldry, these awards are also referred to as “decorations” because of the the personal nature associated with the […]

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How We Mount Your Marine Corps Medals

For over 40 years, Medals of America has been the top source for military medal mounting, awards, and decorations. Our business was built around serving our nation’s heroes and helping them put together their awards with ease and confidence and we still honor our foundation. As a veteran owned and operated company, Medals of America […]

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