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US divisional casualties?

Discussion in 'Land Warfare in the Pacific' started by larso, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. CurlySue

    CurlySue Member

    Nov 9, 2022
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    Hi , OpanaPointer
    I was just reading all the old posts here..and chuckling at my learning experience .
    I just noticed something you said here about the Bronze Star not being what you thought . That it’s an indicator of his service .
    Can you explain what you meant ….and what did you think it was - Please enlighten me
    Thank you
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

    Jun 5, 2008
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    It's a little star put on the service ribbon to indicate he did more than one tour of service that made him eligible for the original ribbon. I have a Vietnam service ribbon with two stars, denoting three years in country. (Didn't finish the third one but I got another star on my purple one to make three.)
  3. George Patton

    George Patton Canadian Refugee

    Aug 22, 2010
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    Ontario, Canada
    There are two "bronze stars":

    The Bronze Star Medal is awarded for gallantry or meritorious conduct (also retroactively awarded to those with a Combat Infantryman Badge).

    The Bronze "service star" / "campaign star" is a small pin which is affixed to a campaign/service ribbon/medal to signify multiple campaigns/tours, as OpanaPointer describes above. This is unrelated to the Bronze Star Medal but often causes confusion.
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