Meaning of Silver Star

Sil'ver Star'

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— U.S. Army. U.S. Army.
  1. a bronze star with a small silver star at the center, awarded to a soldier who has been cited in orders for gallantry in action, when the citation does not warrant the award of a Medal of Honor or the Distinguished Service Cross. Also called
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