Issued by
United States Army, American, founded 1775
Received by
Warren, John Earl Jr., American, 1946 - 1969
March 17 1969
gold on metal with silk (textile)
H x W x D: 2 7/8 × 1 7/16 × 5/16 in. (7.3 × 3.7 × 0.7 cm)
The Silver Star issued for First Lieutenant John E. Warren, Jr. features a gold star on a ribbon. The ribbon is blue, white, and red alternating stripes and is sewn onto a gold pinback. The pendant is suspended from a rectangular shaped metal loop with rounded corners that attach to the ribbon. The medal is a gold five-pointed star, with a laurel wreath encircling rays from the center. A silver star is superimposed in the center of the wreath. The back of the medal has text inscribed that reads, [FOR / GALLANTRY IN ACTION / JOHN E. / WARREN / JR.].
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Awards and Medals
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gloria Warren-Baskin, sister of Lt. John E. Warren, Jr.
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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