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All Silver Star Recipients

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Updated June 14, 2019 241.3k views 59 items

Complete list of Silver Star recipients since its inception. Photos are included for almost every Silver Star winner. Recipients of the Silver Star in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this Silver Star list by any column.

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Alexander Haig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
National Order of Vietnam, Silver Star
Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (; December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and the White House chief of staff under presidents ...more

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Andrew Goodpaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal
Andrew Jackson Goodpaster (February 12, 1915 – May 16, 2005) was an American Army General. He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) from July 1, 1969 and Commander in Chief ...more
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Bernard W. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal
Bernard William Rogers (July 16, 1921 – October 27, 2008) was a United States Army general who served as the 28th Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and later as NATO's Supreme Allied ...more
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Billy Waugh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal
William "Billy" Waugh (born December 1, 1929), is a former United States Army Special Forces soldier and Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operations officer who served more ...more
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Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, National Order of Vietnam, Prisoner of War Medal
George Everette "Bud" Day (24 February 1925 – 27 July 2013) was a United States Air Force officer, aviator, and veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a ...more
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Chesty Puller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal
Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps officer. Beginning his career fighting guerillas in Haiti and Nicaragua as part of the ...more
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Chuck Yeager is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom
Charles Elwood Yeager (; born February 13, 1923) is a former United States Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have ...more
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David H. Hackworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal
David Haskell Hackworth (November 11, 1930 – May 4, 2005) also known as Hack, was a prominent military journalist and a former United States Army colonel who was decorated in both the Korean War ...more
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Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States ...more

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Edward L. Beach, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Bronze Star Medal, Navy Cross, Legion of Merit
Edward Latimer Beach Jr. (April 20, 1918 – December 1, 2002), nicknamed "Ned", was a highly decorated United States Navy submarine officer and best-selling author.During World War II, ...more
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Edwin H. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit
Edwin Howard Simmons (August 25, 1921 – May 5, 2007) was a United States Marine Corps brigadier general. He was a career officer who served in combat during three wars — including landing at ...more
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Eric Bols is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Order, Silver Star
Major General Eric Louis Bols CB DSO & Bar (8 June 1904 – 14 June 1985) was a senior British Army officer, who, during World War II, was most notable for serving as the General Officer ...more
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Frederick C. Weyand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal
Frederick Carlton Weyand (September 15, 1916 – February 10, 2010) was a general in the United States Army. Weyand was the last commander of United States military operations in the Vietnam War ...more
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George Marshall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Nobel Peace Prize, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star
George Catlett Marshall Jr. (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959) was an American soldier and statesman. He rose through the United States Army to become Chief of Staff under presidents ...more

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George Patton IV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal
George Smith Patton IV (December 24, 1923 – June 27, 2004) was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George S. Patton, Jr. He served in the Korean War and ...more
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George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal
George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the ...more

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George Scratchley Brown ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Commendation Medal
George Scratchley Brown (17 August 1918 – 5 December 1978) was a United States Air Force general who served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he served as the ...more
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James N. Rowe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
American Patriot Award, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal
James Nicholas "Nick" Rowe (February 8, 1938 – April 21, 1989) was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. ...more
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James Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Prisoner of War Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal
James Bond Stockdale (December 23, 1923 – July 5, 2005) was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator awarded the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, during which he was a prisoner of war for ...more
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Jimmy Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Public Welfare Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
James Harold Doolittle (December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993) was an American General and aviation pioneer. He made early coast-to-coast flights, won many flying races and, most significantly, ...more
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John A. Wickham, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal
John Adams Wickham Jr. (born June 25, 1928) is a retired United States Army general who served as the United States Army Chief of Staff from 1983 to 1987.
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John H. Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Medal of Honor - Navy, Croix de guerre, Purple Heart
John Henry Pruitt (October 4, 1896–October 4, 1918) was a United States Marine during World War I and is one of only 19 people who received two Medals of Honor. The Medals of Honor were ...more
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John J. Pershing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Commander's Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal
General of the Armies John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a senior United States Army officer. His most famous post was when he served as the ...more

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John K. Singlaub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal
John Kirk Singlaub (born July 10, 1921) is a highly decorated former OSS officer, a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and a retired major general in the United States ...more
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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star
John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously ...more

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