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Distinguished Service Medal

noun
1.
U.S. Military. a decoration awarded for exceptionally meritorious performance of a duty of great responsibility.
2.
British Military. a decoration awarded for distinguished conduct in war.
Abbreviation: D.S.M.
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  • I'm going to write to Washington and have 'em vote you a Distinguished Service Medal.

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