Legion of Merit

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Legion of Merit

n. Abbr. LM
A US military decoration awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services.

Le′gion of Mer′it


n.
a decoration awarded to U.S. and foreign military personnel for outstanding services to the U.S.
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His personal awards include three Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, among unit and campaign commendations.
Among his awards and decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, five Air Medals, and two Army Commendation Medals.
In recognition, the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded numerous high honors, including Distinguished Flying Crosses (approximately 150 of the 450 overseas-deployed pilots received this honor), Legions of Merit, Silver Stars, Purple Hearts, the Croix de Guerre, and the Red Star of Yugoslavia.
For these brief excursions, he was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, two Flying Crosses, three Bronze Stars, the Vietnamese Legion of Honor, and three Purple Hearts.
He was awarded the first of his four Legions of Merit at the end of his first ASO tour for enhancing the effectiveness of ASO during a period of accelerating technical complexity.
General Boswell's military honors include three Distinguished Service Medals, two Legions of Merit, and two Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Lyden's awards include two legions of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal and a number of unit and campaign awards.