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.
His personal awards include three Legions of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals and three Navy Commendation Medals.
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.
As a result of his service to the nation, Truly received several prestigious honors including the Presidential Citizens' Medal, two Legions of Merit awards, two Distinguished Service Medals (NASA), the Navy Distinguished Flying Cross and the Secretary of Energy's Gold Award.
Lyden's awards include two legions of Merit, six Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal and a number of unit and campaign awards.
His personal decorations include two Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Commendation Medals with operational device, the Army Commendation Medal, three Achievement Medals with operational device, and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbon.
Keane's awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, five Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Collectively, the Tuskegee Airmen courageously earned 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, Legions of Merit and the Red Star of Yugoslavia, nine Purple Hearts, 14 Bronze Stars, 744 Air Medals and clusters, and three distinguished unit citations.