oak-leaf cluster


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oak-leaf cluster

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(Military) US an insignia consisting of oak leaves and acorns awarded to holders of certain military decorations to indicate a further award of the same decoration
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Kinne's awards include the Legion of Merit with one oak-leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, and Air Force Commendation Medal.
Short's awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with one oak-leaf cluster, the Mertitorious Service Medal with five oak-leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one oak-leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (10th award), Vietnam Service medal with six campaign stars and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, the Humanitarian Service Award, the Armed Forces expeditionary medal Southwest Asia service medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Command Sergeant Major Vinson's military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with service star, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze service stars, and the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with a bronze oak-leaf cluster.
At the top of his list of decorations is an Army commendation medal with an oak-leaf cluster.
They depict a lion flanked by a ship's anchor and shipping boxes on the left, and a three-masted sailing ship on the right, surmounted by oak-leaf clusters.
Brigadier General McGuire's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak-leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign Medal, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.
East retired from the service in 1965, with a chestful of medals, including the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal, with 41 oak-leaf clusters attesting to the hundreds of successful combat missions he made in his career.
His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak-leaf clusters, AF Commendation Medal with oak leaf, AF Achievement Medal, National Defense Ser vice Medal with service star, AF Recognition Ribbon with device, Organizational Excellence with two devices, AF Good Conduct Medal with eight oak-leaf clusters and an Overseas-Short Tour with oak leaf.
He has a Purple Heart, lots of Bronze Stars, oak-leaf clusters and others.
Major General Wooten's military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal with two oak-leaf clusters.