U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Bronze Star

A personal decoration originally intended for valorous service. (background) By the end of the 20th Century it was being given out for many non-combat acts, it even became known as the “officer”s good conduct medal”. The value of the award was deflated so much that a metal “V” device to be worn on the medal’s suspension ribbon was issued to indicate valor.


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