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Bronze Star Medal Recipients

History buffs will love this list of prominent Bronze Star Medal winners, which includes almost every Bronze Star Medal recipient since the award's inception, with photos. Awardees of the Bronze Star Medal are listed here alphabetically by first name.

The Bronze Star is the 5th highest combat decoration in the US Armed Forces. It is awarded for acts of heroism or merit under combat, and can be awarded to members of any of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Bernard W. Rogers and Billy Waugh are two examples of the honored military award recipients on this list. Army members have been awarded the medal since the award was created in 1944, which means there have been medal winners since World War Two, up through the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq. 

These army, air force, and other military heroes showed extreme bravery in dire combat situations, thus earning an award for their service. Check out this Bronze Star recipient list to see who have dedicated their lives to protecting the USA.  

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    Bernard William Rogers was a United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and later as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander in Chief, United States European Command. Besides the Distinguished Service Cross, his decorations included the Defense ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal + 4 more
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    Bill Graham was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. He fled from Germany and, in 1941, from France to escape the Holocaust. At age ten he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart
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    William "Billy" Waugh, is a retired American Special Forces Sergeant Major and Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer who served more than 50 years between the U.S. Army's Green Berets and the CIA's Special Activities Division. more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit + 1 more
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    George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, including five years and seven months as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Day was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Air Force Cross. As of 2013, he is ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, National Order of Vietnam, Prisoner of War Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal + 7 more
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    Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and one of the most decorated members of the Marine Corps. Puller is one of two servicemen to ever be awarded five Navy Crosses. He fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in battles of World War II and ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Navy Cross + 2 more
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    Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have traveled faster than sound. Yeager's career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces. After ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Silver Medal, Purple Heart + 3 more
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    Daniel Ken "Dan" Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a United States Senator from Hawaii, a member of the Democratic Party, and the President pro tempore of the United States Senate from 2010 until his death in 2012, making him the highest-ranking ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Purple Heart
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    David Charles Jones was a U.S. Air Force general and 9th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal + 1 more
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    Colonel David Haskell Hackworth, also known as "Hack," was a highly decorated United States Army soldier, having received 24 decorations for heroism in combat during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Hackworth is known for his role in the creation and command of Tiger Force, a military unit formed during the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart + 2 more
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    David Howell Petraeus AO is a retired American military officer and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus was a highly decorated four-star ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal + 1 more
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    Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal + 4 more
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    General Earl Edward Anderson, the youngest active duty Marine ever promoted to the rank of General and the second active duty Marine Naval Aviator to be promoted to a 4-star rank, became Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on April 1, 1972. He was promoted to General on March 31, 1972. General KB ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Purple Heart + 1 more
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    Edward Albert Heimberger, known professionally as Eddie Albert, was an American actor and activist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 for his performance in Roman Holiday, and in 1973 for The Heartbreak Kid. Other well-known screen roles of his include Bing Edwards ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
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    Edward Allen Carter, Jr. was a United States Army Staff Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during March 1945 during World War II. He was one of seven African-American soldiers who were awarded the Medal of Honor on January 13, 1997 by President Bill Clinton. more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor, Purple Heart
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    Brigadier-General Edward Alfred Charles "Ned" Amy, DSO, CD was one of Canada's most decorated soldiers. He died on February 2, 2011, in the Camp Hill hospital, Halifax, aged 92. more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, Distinguished Service Order
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    Edward Latimer Beach, Jr. was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best-selling author. During World War II, he participated in the Battle of Midway and 12 combat patrols, earning 10 decorations for gallantry, including the Navy Cross. After the war, he served as the naval aide to ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, Navy Cross, Legion of Merit, Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, Silver Star
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    Edwin H. Simmons was a United States Marine Corps brigadier general. He was a career officer who served in combat during three wars — including landing at Inchon and fighting at the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. He was renowned as the Marine Corps historian, being called "the collective memory of ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit, Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature, Silver Star
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    Elmo Russell "Bud" Zumwalt, Jr. was an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. A decorated war veteran, Zumwalt ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Legion of Merit
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    Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Bronze Star Medal, Nobel Prize in Literature
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    Vice Admiral Forrest S. Petersen was a United States Navy aviator and test pilot. more on Wikipedia
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    • Awards Won: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Collier Trophy, Legion of Merit

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