Bronze Star 5/8-in
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These are like the US Army Air Corps (and later USAF) wing and tail
insignia used to identify our aircraft. They are an antiqued
bronze color, with bronze star on a darker background.
Even though they are especially good for military grips,
they look good on early Single Action revolver grips as well.
The diameter is about 0.602 inches, or slightly under
5/8 inch. These fit almost any size grip.
Here is a direct quote from the Wikipedia website:
The Bronze Star Medal was established by Executive Order
9419, 4 February 1944 (superseded by Executive Order
11046, 24 August 1962, as amended by Executive Order
13286, 28 February 2003).
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded by the Secretary
of a military department or the Secretary of Homeland
Security with regard to the Coast Guard when not
operating as a service in the Navy, or by such military
commanders, or other appropriate officers as the
Secretary concerned may designate, to any person who,
while serving in any capacity in or with the Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of the United
States, after 6 December 1941, distinguishes, or has
distinguished, himself by heroic or meritorious
achievement or service, not involving participation in
The acts of heroism are of a lesser degree than
required for the award of the Silver Star. The acts
of merit or acts of valor must be less than that required
for the Legion of Merit but must nevertheless have been
meritorious and accomplished with distinction.
- (a) while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States;
- (b) while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an
opposing foreign force; or
- (c) while serving with friendly foreign forces
engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed
force in which the United States is not a belligerent
The Bronze Star Medal is awarded only to service members
in combat who are receiving imminent danger pay.
The award may be made to each member of the Armed Forces
of the United States who, after 6 December 1941, was
cited in orders or awarded a certificate for exemplary
conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy after
7 December 1941. For this purpose, an award of the
Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge is
considered as a citation in orders. Documents executed
since 4 August 1944 in connection with recommendations
for the award of decorations of higher degree than the
Bronze Star Medal cannot be used as the basis for an
award under this paragraph.
Silver Star Medallion, 5/8-in.