Silver StarSilver Star - Vietnam - Marines

We have identified a total of 2,418 U.S. Marine Corps recipients of the Silver Star during the Vietnam War. We believe that this index of Vietnam War recipients is 90% complete, though we continue to sort through records to identify late awards, as well as to compile addition information on the recipients (Rank/Unit/etc.) and their citations. The pages below provide the name, rank, date of action, and unit of the nearly 2,500 Marine Corps awards we have identified.

A special thanks is due to William L. Myers, author of Honor the Warrior, for sharing his own extensive research into USMC Silver Star Awards, and to the Marine Corps History Division.

* Indicates Killed in Action (KIA), Missing in Action (MIA), Prisoner of War (POW), or Died Non-Battle (DNB)

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Silver Star Index

We estimate the number of Silver Stars awarded for World War I to Present is between 100,000 and 150,000. You will find recipients of the Silver Star listed alphabetically on our website within conflict.

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Index of Major Awards

Home of Heroes continues to update our website content. Our Major Military Awards List is a resource that can help you find a recipient of a major award. This information is provided in a PDF document which enables you to search the content by several terms - name, branch of service, war/conflict.

Major Military Awards List (PDF)