Military Medal Quiz

Air Force Medals

Do you know your military medals (and famous service members who have received them)? Test your knowledge in this medal quiz. For more on military medals, see Military/com's Medals page.

Military Medal Quiz

Do you know your military medals (and famous service members who have received them)? Test your knowledge in this medal quiz.

This medal is given to those who distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility.

Airman's Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal

U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Which service's version of The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor, is pictured above?

Air Force




Identify the military decoration above.

Army Distinguished Service Cross

Air Force Cross

Distinguished Flying Cross

Navy Cross

Army Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta was the first person since the Vietnam War to receive which medal?

Army Commendation Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal

Medal of Honor

What was the Silver Star, pictured above, originally called?

Bronze Star

Citation Star

Defense Superior Service Star

Victory Star

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier received which two decorations for his service in Vietnam?

DoD Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal

Medal for Humane Action and Vietnam Service Medal

Purple Heart and Special Operations Medal

Purple Heart and Bronze Star

This decoration is given to U.S. service members, as well as foreign military.

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Legion of Merit

Medal for Humane Action

The Kuwait Liberation Medal pictured above is for service in which country?



Saudi Arabia


What will you find on the back of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal?

A map of the Pacific region

Image of the American Eagle

The inscription "Meritorious Service"

The inscription "For Military Merit"

This medal was established by President Woodrow Wilson on January 2, 1918.

Air Force Cross

Armed Forces Service Medal

Distinguished Service Cross

Silver Star

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