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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2002

Medals of the Second World War

U.S. Army

Soldier's Medal

Soldier's Medal
Soldier's Medal

The Congress authorized the Soldier's Medal on July 2, 1926. It is awarded to soldiers who distinguished themselves by heroism not involving actual conflict with an armed enemy. The award is generally given for some life saving effort at the risk of one's own life. This is not a requirement, however. The award can be made in peacetime.

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