Jun 22, 2012, 06:24 PM
Silver Star Medal Question?
Are all issued silver star medals engraved with the recipients name on the reverse under the "For Gallantry In Action" inscription? There is a number 71598 engraved on the inside of one of the arms of the star towards the bottom of the medal but no other markings other than those already mentioned.
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Jun 22, 2012 06:24 PM
Jun 22, 2012, 06:28 PM
It's dangerous to be right when those with a thimbleful of perceived authority are wrong.
As far as I know, medals that are issued posthumously or are mailed to the recipient are engraved with the name and those that are issued in person are not.
But I may be wrong, I have no prior (US) military service.
Jun 22, 2012, 06:29 PM
I found a bronze star that had nothing engraved on it.