service medal

noun

Definition of service medal

: a medal awarded to an individual for military service in a specified war or campaign

Examples of service medal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He also has been recognized for his leadership and performance in the line of duty and has received lifesaving awards and a meritorious service medal. C.r. Walker, chicagotribune.com, 5 Oct. 2021 The Texas native had been deployed to Iraq and had earned, among other decorations, the defense meritorious service medal, a good conduct medal and a marksmanship badge with the rifle. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 19 July 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021 The Defense Department report recommended the Army remove James’ negative performance review from her personnel file and award her a military service medal the Guard had withheld. USA Today, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of service medal

1914, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

15 Oct 2021

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“Service medal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/service%20medal. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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