Today, May 1, we recognize and honor the United States Armed Forces’ third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat. The Silver Star Medal is awarded primarily to members of the United States Armed Forces for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States.
Established in 1918 as the Citation Star, in 1932 a provision allowed servicemen to receive it retroactively. It has been awarded for actions as far back as the Spanish-American War.
For a complete list of Silver Star recipients, please visit https://valor.militarytimes.com/award/5
Help us serve those who serve us with the HOOAH Covid 19 Care Package Drive.
There are many ways to give, and your support is needed now more than ever.
HOOAH, Helping Out Our American Heroes, a 100% volunteer national veteran nonprofit, is sending care packages to deployed active duty military members.
With HOOAH chapters across the country, there are so many ways to help.
Items most requested by deployed troops include:
- dry spices
- beef jerky
- wet wipes
- hard candy
- bubble gum
- toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash
- handwritten cards and notes
Help us serve those who serve us in one of the following ways:
1.) Purchase requested items and mail them to 14960 Collier Blvd #3092, Naples, FL 34119
2.) Give what you can at hooahinc.org/donate , every penny helps! Choose the Covid 19 Care Package Drive in the drop down to give directly to this program
3.) Click here and order through the Amazon Smile program and have items shipped directly to 14960 Collier Blvd #3092, Naples, FL 34119
4.) Host a local care package drive and request the address from HOOAH to mail the care packages directly to deployed service members