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a U.S. military decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard for extraordinary heroism in action
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A decoration awarded by the U.S. Navy for exceptional heroism in action.