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#1 lefty

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:02 AM

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Got this from my brother. It's my dad's Asiatic-Pacific theatre ribbon with two bronze stars. I had thought he would have had a bronze star ribbon with oak leaf cluster to signify the second star. Apparently not. How does that work?
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:07 AM

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

Apparently he participated in 2 specific campaigns and received a star for each campaign.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:12 AM

Correct there Jeff. The service star comes in bronze and silver.And the Bronze Star in subsequent awards would get bronze and silver oakleaves.In addition an Arrowhead device is awarded to those that participates in an amphibious assault, a combat parachute drop, or a combat glider attack.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:01 PM

So the bronze stars on the ribbon have nothing to do with the bronze star medal, but are service stars? What about the combat infantryman badge that made an infantryman eligible for a bronze star. Which type of bronze star is that?
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:57 PM

In 1947, those who earned a CIB were elegible to also receive the Bronze Star for Valor. I do not know if that is still in effect.

Don't confuse a device with a medal. A medal is an individual award for valor or service. A device can be added to a medal to denote additional achievements or additional awards of that medal. There is a Bronze Star medal and some medals have devices that are stars made of bronze that are affixed to the medal or ribbon for other reasons.

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#6 JCFalkenbergIII

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Posted 31 May 2008 - 12:36 AM

So the bronze stars on the ribbon have nothing to do with the bronze star medal, but are service stars? What about the combat infantryman badge that made an infantryman eligible for a bronze star. Which type of bronze star is that?
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Correct. The little bronze and silver service stars are for wear on campaign ribbons. The bronze and silver oakleaves are for ribbons awarded for the Bronze,Silver Stars, ect denoting additional awards.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 01:47 AM

For example my father has a Bronze Star with 1 bronze oakleaf cluster for the second award,1 Army Commedation medal w/ 1 bronze oakleaf cluster for the second award and the Vietnam Sevice medal with 4 bronze campaign stars.
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Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:37 PM

Got it. Thanks!
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