# What award did Leia give Chewie, Han and Luke?

What award/medal is this - I have been searching Wookieepedia to try and find what medal this is, but i have not found it, does anyone know what this medal/award was and why it would be given (eg- bravery, serving in the battle of Yavin)?

The (canon) storybook Princess Leia: Royal Rebel names it as the

"Medal of Bravery"

Interestingly, the old Star Wars Encylopedia names it as the

"Medal of Yavin"

And it's also been called the medal of valor (note the small m and v) and medal for bravery in various (now Legends) stories.

• The (canon) storybook shade was thrown. – Möoz Jan 23 '18 at 3:58
• @Möoz - If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing with a book written for toddlers. – Valorum Jan 23 '18 at 8:47

Thanks to JohnP, I have found the answer. The medal is the Medal of Bravery-

As quoted from Wookieepedia:

The Medal of Bravery was an award given for heroic efforts by the Rebel Alliance.

Chewbacca, Han and Luke are the only receivers of the medal.

• Hey, do you recall those five big, shinny, expensive medals I told you to build just in case ? Well, we need three of them ASAP - who was just wasting the kingdom's budget, once again? – mgarciaisaia Jan 22 '18 at 17:32
• @mgarciaisaia For all we know these were made of scrap metal. Even if they weren't, it's rather unlikely that the material and production costs of the medal were in any way significant compared to the cost of the actual festivities surrounding the awarding of the medal, unless they were made out of unobtainium or something. – Cubic Jan 23 '18 at 11:01
• @Cubic How can I not love this site with people like you around? – mgarciaisaia Jan 23 '18 at 11:03
• They thought it was made of space-chocolate, but alas it was not. (Chewie ate his anyway.) – SexxLuthor Jan 23 '18 at 13:56