oak leaf cluster


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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.

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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Silver oak leaf clusters are worn to the wearer's right of the bronze oak leaf clusters on the same ribbon.
Schafer's awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
CSM Saunders' awards include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters.
Colonel Fergusson's awards include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal; two National Defense Service Medals, and the Vietnam Service Medal with seven campaign stars.
He received the Purple Heart, WW II Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars,Combat Infantry Badge with Star, a Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, among many additional decorations, medals, and citations.
Angel received the Purple Heart, WW II Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantry Badge with Star, a Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, among many additional decorations, medals, and citations.
He was awarded a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, an Air Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
He received an air medal and a three oak leaf cluster for his service during World War II.
Among the military decorations awarded to General Compton are the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force and the Army Commendation medals.
MG Dillard's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Silver Star; the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Purple Heart; the Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
His military decorations and awards included the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster; Silver Star, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters; Air Medal with 14 oak leaf clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal; Republic of Vietnam Air Service Medal (Honor Class); Spanish Grand Cross of Aeronautical Merit with white ribbon; and Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit Tong II Medal.