women who earned silver star Archives - We Are The Mighty

9 women have been awarded the silver star

Here are their stories. The year 1932 was interesting for military decorations. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Douglas MacArthur successfully revived Gen. George Washington’s Badge for Military Merit of 1782, which became known as the Purple Heart, a medal given to those wounded or killed in combat.  That same year, the Citation Star was converted into the Silver Star. … Continued

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