Silver Star


: a U.S. military decoration awarded for gallantry in action

called also Silver Star Medal

Examples of Silver Star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a 1999 veterans’ reunion, Hill learned that Mr. Taylor had received the Silver Star and other honors for his more than 2,000 combat missions but had not been considered for the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest award for valor. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2024 The Silver Service/Palmetto route is serviced by three different trains: the Silver Meteor, the Silver Star, and the Palmetto. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 The real estate firm is transitioning to a new self-storage company called Silver Star Properties. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 15 Sep. 2023 According to authorities, the Jeep was headed east in the left turn lane on Silver Star Road and turned left to go north on Powers Drive. Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Jan. 2024 And so thankfully, Art T. Burton had written a really rich book in terms of information about Bass Reeves in a book called Black Gun, Silver Star. Okla Jones, Essence, 7 Jan. 2024 In 1989 he was awarded a Silver Star for gallantry. Trip Gabriel, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 He was wounded, earning a Purple Heart as well as a Silver Star for valor. Trip Gabriel, New York Times, 5 Dec. 2023 The keynote speaker is former U.S. Attorney Robert S. Brewer Jr., who served in Vietnam as an airborne ranger and infantry officer in the Army and received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Silver Star was in 1932

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“Silver Star.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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