Silver Star

The Silver Star Certificate was first approved in 1918 by Congress.

Awarded for gallantry while in action against an enemy.

It was first a certificate plus a 3/16” silver star, “Citation Star”, pinned to the campaign medal. It was not presented in a ceremony, the soldier/sailor had to verify legibility.

The Silver Star Medal was approved in 1932 and awarded retroactively.

WWI Era Silver Star

WWI Era Silver Star

Bailey, Banks & Biddle jewelers strike

Rim numbered 11735

Awarded to “John R. Allen” in WWI, 33rd Div.