Criteria: awarded to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of the water. The rescue must take place in waters within the United States or subject to U.S. jurisdiction, or one of the parties must be a citizen of the United States. The Silver Medal differs from the Gold Lifesaving Medal in that the act need not involve the degree of heroism and risk called for in the Gold Medal.
The only known Airborne recipient of this honor was Pfc Angel
Romero (Co G),
On the Normandy Jump Angel's stick almost landed in the ocean.
A Coast Guardsman was in the
water, in danger of drowning and pleading for help., Angel rushed to his aid, thereby saving the4 Coast