silver star (usa)

SILVER STAR
The Silver Star is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member of the United States Armed Forces. It is awarded for gallantry in action:
  • While engaged in action against an enemy of the United States;
  • While engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or
  • While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
Actions that merit the Silver Star must be of such a high degree that they are above those required for all other U.S. combat decorations but do not merit award of the meet Medal of Honor or a Service Cross (Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, or the Air Force Cross).
  1. PARAMARINES Pratt, Spencer Holbrook

    SURNAME Pratt FORENAME Spencer Holbrook UNIT 2nd Marine Parachute Regiment (Company F) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-7551 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Choiseul Island, 30th October 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Cleveland Height, Ohio born 25.06.1916, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA father...
  2. PARAMARINES Geddings, John Wilford

    SURNAME Geddings FORENAME John Wilford UNIT Second Marine Parachute Battalion RANK Private First Class NUMBER 331355 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Choiseul Island, November 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 1945 KIA Iwo Jima, Japan - See Roll of Honour
  3. PARAMARINES Gatton, James William

    SURNAME Gatton FORENAME James William UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Private First Class NUMBER 514333 DATE OF DEATH 8th March 1945 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio, USA. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Mount Vernon, Ohio born 05.11.1923...
  4. PARAMARINES Fross, Marvin Donald

    SURNAME Fross FORENAME Marvin Donald UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Battalion RANK Sergeant NUMBER 307021 DATE OF DEATH 22nd February 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Plot F, 47 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Los...
  5. PARAMARINES Frackelton, Harold Parker, Jr.

    SURNAME Frackelton FORENAME Harold Parker, Jr. UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 492104 DATE OF DEATH 10th March 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California, USA. Plot Graceland, Lot 6469-3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  6. PARAMARINES Driscoll, Thomas Patrick

    SURNAME Driscoll FORENAME Thomas Patrick UNIT 1st Marine Parachute Battalion (Company A) RANK Platoon Sergeant NUMBER 267552 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Gavutu, Solomon Islands. 7th August 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - See Roll of Honour
  7. PARAMARINES Lutchkus, George Frank

    SURNAME Lutchkus FORENAME George Frank UNIT 1st Marine Parachute Battalion RANK Corporal NUMBER 271592 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Solomon Islands, 13th September 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 21.03.1919, Lost Creek, Pennsylvania, USA 1938 graduated Coaldale High School 05.05.1939...
  8. PARAMARINES Cole, Victor Lee

    SURNAME Cole FORENAME Victor Lee UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 313089 DATE OF DEATH 28th February 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Section P, Site 589 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  9. PARAMARINES Carpenter, Paul James

    SURNAME Carpenter FORENAME Paul James UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK First Sergeant NUMBER 253654 DATE OF DEATH 15th March 1945 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Heavner Cemetery, Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.08.1917, Erbacon, Braxton County...
  10. PARAMARINES Caples, Carroll Larkin

    SURNAME Caples FORENAME Carroll Larkin UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment RANK Private First Class NUMBER 333276 DATE OF DEATH 24th February 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Plot D-1084 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 29.07.1922...
  11. PARAMARINES Butts, Raymond Jackson, Jr.

    SURNAME Butts FORENAME Raymond Jackson, Jr. UNIT 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (HQ & Service Company) RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 318629 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Bougainville, 9th December 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - See Roll of Honour
  12. PARAMARINES Bolger, Richard George

    SURNAME Bolger FORENAME Richard George UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Battalion RANK Corporal NUMBER 490358 DATE OF DEATH 8th March 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA. Section D, Site 383 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 23.02.1923...
  13. PARAMARINES Black, Samuel Oliver

    SURNAME Black FORENAME Samuel Oliver UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (Company I) RANK Corporal NUMBER 817202 DATE OF DEATH 11th March 1945 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA. Section D, 204 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  14. PARAMARINES Bernard, Morris Joseph

    SURNAME Bernard FORENAME Morris Joseph UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (Company G) RANK Corporal NUMBER 490581 DATE OF DEATH 19th February 1945 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California, USA. Section D, Site 391 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  15. PARAMARINES Abraham, Donald Robert

    SURNAME Abraham FORENAME Donald Robert UNIT formerly 1st Marine Parachute Regiment (Company I) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 474542 DATE OF DEATH 5th March 1945 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Section C-1, Site 7307 ADDITIONAL...
  16. RAIDERS Smith, James

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME James ("Horse Collar") UNIT 1st Raider Battalion RANK Sergeant NUMBER 276495 AWARD Silver Star x 2 PLACE Tulagi, 7th August 1942 & Guadalcanal 13/14th September 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Cleveland, Ohio born 06.12.1920, Cleveland, Ohio 1947 married...
  17. US PARAS Smith, James Joseph

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME James Joseph UNIT 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company E) RANK Captain NUMBER 0-128804 AWARD Silver Star, Bronze Star PLACE Holland, 20th September 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION home town New York born 18.10.1911, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA father...
  18. RAIDERS Stewart, William J.

    SURNAME Stewart FORENAME William J. UNIT 3rd Raider Battalion RANK First Lieutenant NUMBER 0-13530 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Puruata Island, Solomon Islands. 1st November 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Susquehanna, Pennsylvania born Sheffield, Vermont 27.07.1944 2nd Silver Star...
  19. RAIDERS Taber, David Prior

    SURNAME Taber FORENAME David Prior UNIT 1st Raider Battalion (Company HQ) RANK Private First Class NUMBER 320997 AWARD Silver Star PLACE Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. 13-14th September 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION resided Oneida, New York born 05.04.1918, Canestota, New York, USA...
  20. MARSOC Osthoff, Dane S.

    SURNAME Osthoff FORENAME Dane S. UNIT 2nd Raider Battalion RANK Staff Sergeant (Assistant Element Leader) NUMBER AWARD Silver Star PLACE Mosul, Iraq. 20th October 2016 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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