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Kingdom of Greece Medals

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Kingdom of Greece Medals

Unread postby valtrex » Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:16 pm

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Medal for Valor

Established: 1913
Classes: 3.
-Golden Medal for Valor (with the crown in gold) Image
-Silver Medal for Valor (with the crown in silver) Image
-Bronze Medal for Valor (with the crown in bronze) Image
Description: Saint George slaying the dragon surrounded by laurels on the obverse. The word AΞΙΑ- AXIA (Valor) carved on the reverse
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Medal for Military Merit

Established: 1916
Classes: 2.
-Medal for Military Merit 1st Class (for Officers, with a golden laurel wreath)
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-Medal for Military Merit 2nd class (for other ranks)

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WWI War Cross

Established: 1917
Classes: 3
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-War Cross 1st Class (with a bronze palm)
-War Cross 2nd Class (with a silver star)
-War Cross 3rd Class
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Colonel/Syntagmatarchis Nicholaos Plastiras. Notice that he is a 3-times War Cross recipient (the 2nd ribbon from the left with 3 silver stars on)

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WWII Commemorative Medal (1940-1941)

Established: 1946
Classes:1

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WWII Commemorative Medal (1941-1945)

Est: 1946
Classes:1

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WWII Gendarmerie Self-Sacrifice Medal

Est: 1949 (to include those who fought in the civil war also)
Classes:1

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WWII Navy Campaign Cross

Est: 1946
Classes: 1

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Maritime War Medal

Est: 1946
Classes: 1 (awarded to Navy & Merchant Marine veterans)

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Air Force Cross

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Air Force Merit Cross

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Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Air Force Flying Cross

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National Resistance Medal

For the 1940 War Cross, check Here
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Unread postby valtrex » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:02 pm

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Cross of the War of Independence 1821-1829

Est: 1833
Classes: 3 (Gold, Silver, Bronze Medal)

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Commemorative Medal for the declaration of the Constitution. The Star for the "Constitutionists" of Athens, the Cross for the "Constitutionists" of the provinces

Est: 1844
Classes: 1

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Medal of the Macedonian struggle 1903-1909

Est: 1933
Classes: 3 (1st class with silver palm, 2nd class with silver star, 3rd class)

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Commemorative Medal of the 1st Balkan War (Greco-Turkish War)

Est: 1913
Classes: 1

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Commemorative Medal of the 2nd Balkan War (Greco-Bulgarian War)

Est: 1913
Classes: 1

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WWI Interallied Victory Medal

Est: 1918
Classes: 1

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Medal for UN service in Korea

Est: 1955
Classes: 1
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Unread postby valtrex » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:09 pm

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The Medal for the Bavarian Volunteer Corps

Est: 1833
Classes: 1
Description: A cross pattée on laurels. "For the Bavarian Volunteers/Toes ek Vavarias Ethelontaes" on the obverse.
"Otto King of the Hellenes/Othon Vassilephs ton Hellenon" is carved on the reverse.

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The Medal for the Bavarian Auxiliary Troops

Est: 1833
Classes: 1
Description: A cross pattée on laurels. "For the Bavarian Auxiliary Army/To Vavariko Epikouriko Strato" on the obverse. "Otto King of the Hellenes/Othon Vassilephs ton Hellenon" is carved on the reverse.
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