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  • Jorge Otero Barreto
    Jorge A. Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937) is a former United States Army soldier. He earned 38 military decorations during his career. He has received recognition from numerous organizations and has...
  • John Stryker Meyer
    John Stryker "Tilt" Meyer (born 1946) is an American author and U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran of service in covert reconnaissance with the Studies and Observations Group, also known as MACV...
  • Lt. General Victor H. Krulak (USMC) (1913 - 2008)
    H. Krulak (January 7, 1913 – December 29, 2008) was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, w...
  • Vincent R. Capodanno (1929 - 1967)
    Vincent Robert Capodanno Jr., M.M. (February 13, 1929 – September 4, 1967) was a Catholic priest and Maryknoll Missioner killed in action while serving as a Navy chaplain with a Marine Corps infantry...
  • Captain Robert Van Rensselaer Bassett, Jr. (1913 - 1966)
    Robert Van Rensselaer, Jr., was born in Owego, New York, on January 14, 1913, son of Robert V.R. and Harriet Hibbard Bassett. He attended public schools in Owego, and prepared for the US Naval Academ...

A "V" device is a metal 1⁄4-inch (6.4 mm) capital letter "V" with serifs which, when worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces, distinguishes an award for heroism or valor in combat instead of for meritorious service or achievement.

The decorations with which a "V" may be authorized differ among the military services, as well as the manner in which the "V" is worn and the name by which it is referred to. Until 2017, each service also used different criteria in determining whether a "V" could be authorized.

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