Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal
|Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal|
|Awarded by Texas|
|Eligibility||Awarded to members of the Texas Military Forces|
|Description||The neck ribbon is red with a white star. The medal consists of a gold star below a blue bar with he word "Texas" in gold. In the center of the star, between olive and live oak branches is a blue circle with the word "Service" in gold.|
|Next (higher)||Texas Superior Service Medal|
|Next (lower)||Texas Outstanding Service Medal|
Ribbon of the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal
The Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal is an award within the Texas Military Forces, within the United States Armed Forces. It is the fourth highest of the military decoration that may be awarded to a member of the Texas Military Forces after the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, the Lone Star Medal of Valor and the Texas Purple Heart Medal.
The Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Texas Military Forces or another officially organized state militia.
The Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to any member of the military forces of Texas, another state, or the United States for exceptionally outstanding achievement or service to the state in performance of a duty of great responsibility while serving with the state military forces.
- Descriptions of various Texas awards including photos. The excerpts taken from sections of TARNG Reg 672-1, TANG 900-10, TSG Reg 672-1 1, September 1987, [Sect II, 1-8 through 29-5] are indicated by the retention of the regulation chapter and section number
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