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Service Stars

Service stars are worn on campaign and service ribbons to denote an additional award. The service star is a bronze or silver five-pointed star 3/16 inch (.48cm) in diameter. A silver star is worn instead of five bronze service stars. The bronze star is also affixed to the parachutist badge to denote participation in a combat parachutist jump, retroactive to 7 Dec 1941.

Service stars are authorized for wear on the following campaign and service medals and or ribbons:
  • World War I Victory Medal
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • American Defense Service Medal
  • Prisoner of War Medal
  • Southwest Asia Service Medal
  • American Campaign Medal
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Asiatic-Pacific Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

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