Coast Guard Medal
Service: Coast Guard
Criteria: Heroism not involving actual conflict with an armed enemy of the United States.
Devices: Gold Star
The Coast Guard’s search and rescue mission makes it inevitable that personnel of that service will occasionally be faced with extremely hazardous situations. After World War II, to provide a parallel Coast Guard decoration to the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the Coast Guard sought legislation for an appropriate counterpart decoration.
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