Meaning of Legion of Merit

Le'gion of Mer'it

Pronunciation: [key]
— Mil. Mil.
  1. a decoration ranking below the Silver Star and above the Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded to U.S. and foreign military personnel for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the U.S.
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