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What does "with bar" mean?

 
 
Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:03 am
It appears in an explanation about DSO, "the Distinguished Service Order is only for military personnel and is much respected. You can get a DSO with bar, which is even better. " So what does the "bar" mean? Is it something like the ribbon or the band?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:09 am
@Elisabeth,
Don't know, but in the US, any medal with what they call an oak leaf cluster means it is the second award of that particular medal. There can be more than one oak leaf cluster. I suspect the bar is somewhat similar.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:13 am
@Elisabeth,
It refers to the amount of time the soldier has been in the military.

For officers, they get the medal after 10 years of service, after another 10 years they get a medal with a bar.
roger
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:17 am
@boomerang,
I think that refers more to hash marks worn on the sleeve. DSO is British, by the way.

Here's a link for the OP http://www.ww2awards.com/award/9
Elisabeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:21 am
@roger,
Thanks, roger, the website is quite helpful:-)
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boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:21 am
@roger,
Oh! Careful reading does make a difference! Thanks, roger.
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Elisabeth
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2012 10:22 am
@boomerang,
yeah,you're right. Thanks a lot!
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