Gold Star Lapel Pins
Photo Credit: Edward Johnson, FMWRC PAO
In 1967, an Act of Congress established the Gold Star lapel pin (left) for issue to immediate Family members of servicemembers killed in combat. The Next of Kin pin (right) signifies a service-related death or suicide during active duty other than combat.
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