Award Winners All Silver Star Recipients

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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. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard ...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 was an American Army General. He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe from July 1, 1969 and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command from ...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 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 ...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, is a retired American Special Forces Sergeant Major and Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer who served more than 50 years between the ...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 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 ...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 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 ...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 "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 ...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 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 ...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 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 ...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. 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, ...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 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 ...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 and Bar was an officer in the British Army, who was most notable for serving as the commanding officer of the British 6th Airborne Division during ...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 was a United States Army general. Weyand was the last commander of U.S. military operations in the Vietnam War from 1972 to 1973, and served as the 28th U.S. Army Chief ...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. was an American soldier and statesman famous for his leadership roles during World War II and the Cold War. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army, ...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 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 the Vietnam War.

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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. was a United States Army general, who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II, but is best known for his ...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 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 senior military adviser to the President ...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 was a United States Army officer and one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War. Colonel Rowe was credited with ...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 was a United States Navy vice admiral and one of the most-highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Navy. Stockdale led aerial attacks from the carrier USS ...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 "Jimmy" Doolittle was an American aviation pioneer. Doolittle served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and was ...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. is a retired United States Army general who served as the U.S. 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 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 presented posthumously for his actions ...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 John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal.

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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 is a highly-decorated former OSS officer and a retired Major General in the United States Army, and a founding member of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was a joint ...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 is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more

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John L. Throckmorton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal General John Lathrop Throckmorton was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 28, 1913. After graduating from Culver Military Academy in 1931 he attended and graduated from the United States ...more

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Combat Action Ribbon, National Order of Vietnam, Prisoner of War Medal John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously served two terms in the United ...more

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John R. Deane, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal John Russell Deane, Jr. was a highly decorated United States Army officer with the rank of General. He served as commander of the United States Army Materiel Command.

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Johnny Checketts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Johnny Checketts Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star Wing Commander John "Johnny" Milne Checketts, DSO, DFC was a New Zealand World War II Flying ace, who destroyed 14½ enemy aircraft, had three probables and damaged 11. He was ...more

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Joseph Kittinger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Vietnam Campaign Medal, United States Aviator Badge, Distinguished Flying Cross Joseph William Kittinger II is a retired Colonel in the United States Air Force and a USAF Command Pilot. Following his initial operational assignment in fighter aircraft, he participated in ...more

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Keith Payne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Keith Payne Distinguished Service Cross, Victoria Cross, Silver Star Keith Payne VC, OAM is an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth ...more

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Lawrence Joel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Lawrence Joel Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star Lawrence Joel was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Vietnam, as a medic with the rank of Specialist Five assigned to 1st ...more

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Lewis William Walt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Lewis William Walt, also known as Lew Walt, was a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who had served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During World War II he ...more

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Louis Cukela is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Medal of Honor, Croix de guerre, Silver Star Louis Cukela was a United States Marine numbered among the nineteen two-time recipients of the Medal of Honor. Cukela was awarded the Medal by both the US Army and the US Navy for the same ...more

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Lyman Lemnitzer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Lyman Louis Lemnitzer was a United States Army general, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1960 to 1962. He then served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO from 1963 to

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Lyndon B. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, Silver Star Lyndon Baines Johnson, often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States, a position he assumed after his service as the 37th Vice President. Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, ...more

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Matej Kocak is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star Matej Kocak, a United States Marine Corps sergeant, was posthumously awarded both the Army and Navy Medals of Honor, for "heroism above and beyond the call of duty" in action against ...more

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Michael A. Monsoor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Combat Action Ribbon, Bronze Star Medal, Medal of Honor Michael Anthony Monsoor was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Monsoor enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001 and ...more

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Michael P. Murphy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in ...more

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Mike Calvert is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Mike Calvert Distinguished Service Order, Silver Star James Michael Calvert DSO and Bar was a British soldier involved in special operations in Burma during World War II. He participated in both Chindit operations and was instrumental in ...more

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Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was a United States Army general. While serving as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command, he led all coalition forces in the Persian Gulf War. Born in ...more

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Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star Oliver Laurence "Ollie" North is a political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author, and a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant ...more

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Omar Bradley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom Omar Nelson "Brad" Bradley was a United States Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II, and a General of the Army. From the Normandy landings through the ...more

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Pat Tillman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 ...more

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Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocq... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque Croix de guerre 1939–1945, Distinguished Service Order, Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures Philippe François Marie Leclerc de Hauteclocque, was a French general during the Second World War. He became Marshal of France posthumously in 1952, and is known in France simply as le ...more

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Ray Simpson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Ray Simpson Distinguished Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Victoria Cross Rayene Stewart "Ray" Simpson VC, DCM was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to ...more

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Raymond Albert Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Medal, Hoover Medal, Legion of Merit Raymond Albert Wheeler was a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1911. In Autumn 1943, he was appointed to the South East Asia ...more

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Riley L. Pitts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Silver Star Riley Leroy Pitts was a United States Army Captain and the first African-American commissioned officer to receive the Medal of Honor. The medal was presented posthumously by U.S. President ...more

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Robert H. Barrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Bronze Star Medal Robert Hilliard Barrow was a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general. Barrow was the 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983. He served for 41 years, including ...more

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Robert Kingston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Silver Star Recipients
Distinguished Service Cross, National Order of Vietnam, Distinguished Service Medal Robert Charles Kingston was an United States Army general who served as the commander of U.S. Central Command.