Examples of who can qualify:
I’ve known school teachers cut by gang members (Purple Heart). I currently know a Police Officer awarded the Medal of Valor (Civilian Medal of Honor).
Some other civilian equivalents would be: Humanitarian of the Year, American Red Cross or Woman of the Year, Chamber of Commerce.
I have a cousin who has been awarded 3 Bronze Stars, 2 Silver Stars, is retired from the U.S. Army and currently working as a State Park Ranger. If he ever comes in I’ll have to pay him to build his project.