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Soldier's Medal
Soldier's Medal

The Soldier's Medal consists of: "A 1 3/8 inch wide Bronze octagon [on which] an eagle [is] displayed, standing on a fasces, between two groups of stars of six and seven, above the group of six a spray of leaves. On the reverse is a shield paly of 13 pieces, on the chief the letters 'US', supported by sprays of laurel and oak, around the upper edge the inscription 'SOLDIER’S MEDAL' and across the face the words 'FOR VALOR.' In the base is a panel for the name of the recipient to be engraved. The medal is suspended from the ribbon by a rectangular-shaped metal loop with corners rounded.
The ribbon is 1 3/8 inches wide and consists of the following stripes: Ultramarine Blue on each side and the center containing 13 White and Red stripes of equal width."
United States Army regulations

2 3/4" L x 2" W
"The Soldier's Medal is awarded to any person of the Armed Forces of the United States or of a friendly foreign nation who, while serving in any capacity with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy. The same degree of heroism is required as for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. The performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy. Awards will not be made solely on the basis of having saved a life."
United States Army regulations
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution