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  • Vice Admiral John F. "Big Jack" Shafroth (1887 - 1967)
    John Franklin Shafroth Jr. (March 31, 1887 – September 1, 1967) was a highly decorated officer in the United States Navy with the rank of Vice Admiral. He distinguished himself as Commander of destroye...
  • Lt. Gen. Edward Walter Snedeker (1903 - 1995)
    Edward Walter Snedeker (February 19, 1903 – May 5, 1995) was a highly decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant general. He was decorated with the Navy Cross, the ...
  • Lieutenant General William Tardy Clement (1894 - 1955)
    General, U.S. Marine Corps William Tardy Clement graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1914 and, in 1917, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Clement saw acti...
  • General Merrill B. Twining (USMC) (1902 - 1996)
    Merrill Barber Twining (November 28, 1902 - May 11, 1996) was a United States Marine Corps general who received a "tombstone promotion" to four star general upon retirement. He was the brother of Air F...
  • General Alfred Houston Noble, USMC (1894 - 1983)
    H. Noble From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Alfred Houston Noble Noble AH.jpg General Alfred H. Noble, USMC Born October 26, 1894 Federalsburg, Maryland Died Septemb...

A 5⁄16 inch star is a miniature gold or silver five-pointed star that is authorized by the United States Armed Forces as a ribbon device to denote subsequent awards for specific decorations of the Department of the Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A gold star indicates a second or subsequent decoration, while a silver star is worn in lieu of five gold stars.

A (5⁄16 inch) silver star is not to be confused with representing a Silver Star Medal (Silver Star).