Medal for Merit

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Medal for Merit

n.
A decoration awarded by the United States to civilians for outstanding service in peace or war.
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During his lifetime, Irving Berlin garnered many honors, including the Presidential Medal for Merit, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the congressional Gold Medal.
He took a leave of absence three years later to serve on the War Production Board, for which President Truman awarded him the Presidential Medal for Merit.
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