Special Forces Awards and Badges - Statistics

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Special Forces Awards for Valor and Purple Hearts

Award Official Count Awards Identified Citations Received Estimated Total
Medal of Honor 17 17 17 17
Distinguished Service Cross 105 118 118 120
Distinguished Service Medal 1 1 0 1
Silver Star 902 1048 975 1100
Legion of Merit 235   1 300
Distinguished Flying Cross 46 28 17 70
Soldier's Medal 232 124 69 300
Airman's Medal 2 2 0 2
Bronze Star w/"V" Device 3074 2353 2229 4000
Bronze Star 10,160 11,186 11,152 12,000
Arcom w/"V" Device 1258 1067 1061 1500
Arcom 5650 4820 4792 6000
Air Medal w/"V" Device 394 333 330 500
Air Medal 4527 3140 3135 4000
Purple Heart 2658 2343 2324 3500

Badges Awarded to SF Troopers

Badge Orders Received Estimated Total
Combat Infantryman's Badge 7396 10000
Combat Medic's Badge 728 1000
Vietnamese Jump Wings 6828 10000

If you have any awards that you haven't sent us, it behooves you to send us copies ASAP.
If you get left out, don't complain. The statistics above show that we tried, now it's up to you.

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