Nevada combat veterans who earned the Silver Star Medal or the Bronze Star Medal can now display the honor on new specialty license plates, according to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
“Recipients of the Silver and Bronze Star medals are heroes who served in ground combat missions,” said DMV Director Terri Albertson. “They earned the distinction and are truly deserving of these special license plates.”
The Silver Star Medal is the third-highest military decoration for valor awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces. Only the Medal of Honor and Service Cross rank higher. The Bronze Star Medal is awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement, and include a "V" device, Combat V, or Combat Distinguishing Device for valor. Bronze Star recipients must have this distinction to qualify for the plates.
The new license plates are also issued in disabled versions, which authorize holders to park in handicapped parking and exempt holders from parking fees at Nevada state and local government facilities.
Fees for a set of two full-size plates for a vehicle total $9.00 per set for the initial issuance, A single motorcycle plate costs $5.00. There are no additional fees for the annual renewal. The specific requirements, application form and details on obtaining the plates are available on the DMV website at www.dmvnv.com.