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be mentioned in dispatches

To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism in an official report, as of a member of the military. The variant spelling "despatch" is sometimes used. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
See also: dispatch, mention
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be mentioned in dispatches

be commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.
See also: dispatch, mention
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