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    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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    Mar 2012
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    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.

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    Sep 2007
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    I found a bronze star that had nothing engraved on it.



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