TracesOfWar needs your help! Every euro, pound or dollar you contribute greatly supports the continuation of this website. Go to and donate!

Silver Citation Star

By act of the US Congress on July 9th 1918, the Silver Star Medal was instituted as "Citation Star". The decoration then was not more than a small silver star that could be worn on the ribbon of any campaign decoration. The Congress decided in 1932 that a star could be awarded for actions dating back to the Spanish-American war in 1898. The decoration was then given a new name as Silver Star Medal and was newly designed. The original "Citation Star" was placed in the middle of the new design. The designer of the new Silver Star Medal was Rudolf Freund of "Bailey, Banks and Biddle".

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Balch, John Henry02-01-189615-10-1980more 
Barraco, Victor Anthony00-00-189315-12-1990more 
Beecher, Curtis28-10-189723-02-1984more 
Billingsley, Roy William00-00-190100-00-1976 
Bissell, John Ter Bush18-11-189314-07-1976