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A family who lost a loved one fighting for America in a war.
1. The Gold Star Family Member stayed up all night worrying if their loved one suffered before he/she died.

2. Donald Trump tried to trash Gold Star Family member Khizr Khan. The Tangerine Mussolini showed no respect.
by gizmo+2 August 01, 2016
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A modern generalization (presumably removing gender specificity) from the terms of Gold Star Mother and Gold Star Wife, both of which have been formally applied to the relatives of US Servicemen (and Servicewomen) who died since World War I and World War II.

see www.army.mil/goldstar/
The term Gold Star family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. Gold Star Mothers, as well as all Family members who are grieving a military loss, will always be cherished members of the Army Family.
by HonorOurServicemen November 21, 2016
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