This decoration authorized by Executive Order No. 9419 on February 4, 1944, is awarded a person in any branch of the military service who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States on or after December 7, 1941, shall have distinguished himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against an armed enemy.
The award recognizes acts of heroism performed in ground combat if they are of lesser degree than that required for the Silver Star. It also recognizes single acts of merit and meritorious service if the achievement or service is of a lesser degree than that deemed worthy of the Legion of Merit; but such service must have been accomplished with distinction. Those awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism is authorized to wear the "V" Device for valor. Only one "V" is authorized on the award despite the number of times it is awarded for heroism.
Ribbon Device Attachments:
1.Gold Letter "V" Device for "Valor"
2. 5/16" Gold Star for each additional award.
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