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oak leaf cluster

n.
A decoration of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns given to holders of various US military medals in recognition of acts entitling them to another award of the same medal.
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oak′ leaf` clus′ter


n.
a bronze military decoration in the form of oak leaves, affixed to another decoration to signify a second award of the same medal.
[1915–20, Amer.]
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Noun1.Oak Leaf Cluster - a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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His awards include the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Defense Intelligence Director's Medal, Army General Staff Badge, Air Crewman's Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, and various campaign ribbons.
Major Decorations Chief Doyle has been awarded include Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
Wolf's military awards include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Yet another oversight in the Air Power History piece were "Bill's" combat medals and decorations, principally, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Purple Heart, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
Lt Rensch received the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service during World War II.
Discharged in October 1945, LeNoir came home wearing the Air Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, among other honors.
Anderson was awarded the US Air Force Meritorious Service medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, The Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, the Air Force Longevity Service Award ribbon with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
He held the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters, the Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
In addition to the POW Medal, Nattier received the Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal with 2 bronze oak leaf clusters, American Campaign Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
As a war veteran, De Fernandez served as commander of the American Legion, was awarded the American Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with one bronze star, the Distinguished Unit Badge with two oak leaf clusters, the Philippine Defense Ribbon with one bronze star and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star.