At the end of the 1977 film "Star Wars: A New Hope" Luke, Han, and Chewie are presented with medals in front of a large crowd by Princess Leia.

What were the names of the medals? (Medal of Valor, etc.?) Did they have anything written in them?

  • I edited the question to frame it better for you. Good first question and welcome to the site. – JMFB Sep 12 '15 at 5:08
  • Did Chewie actually get a medal? – DVK-on-Ahch-To Sep 17 '15 at 17:18

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As seen in this screenshot from the end of A New Hope (click to enlarge it), nothing is written on the medal.

Here is a close-up graphic of the medal:

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According to Wookieepedia, this medal is called the "Medal of Bravery".

By the way, if you compare Han's medal to Peter Griffin's, you will find that Family Guy managed to make a fairly faithful version of it:

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