Silver Star - WWII - Pearl Harbor - Navy
December 7, 1941
The following day, in an address to a joint session of Congress, President Franklin Roosevelt called December 7, 1941 “a date which will live in infamy.” Congress then declared War on Japan, abandoning the nation’s isolationism policy and ushering the United States into World War II.
Within days, Japan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States, and the country began a rapid transition to a wartime economy by building up armaments in support of military campaigns in the Pacific, North Africa, and Europe.
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.
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.