Category: Médaille Militaire

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The Médaille militaire (English: Military Medal) is a military decoration of the French Republic for other ranks for meritorious service and acts of bravery in action against an enemy force. It is the third highest award of the French Republic, after the Légion d'honneur, a civil and military order, and the ordre de la Libération, a second world war-only order. The Médaille militaire is therefore the most senior entirely military active French decoration.

In addition to the individual medal, the Médaille militaire is also authorized as a unit award to those military commands who display the same criteria of bravery as would be required for the individual medal. The médaille is displayed on the flag of these units. It is one of the rarest unit awards in the French military.

This unit award should not be confused with the fourragère de la médaille militaire, which is a cord suspended from the shoulder of a military uniform worn by members of units which had been mentioned in despatches.

See Wikipedia:Médaille militaire


2nd Empire 1852-1870 / 3rd Republic 1870-1940 / 4th Republic 1946-1958 / 5th Republic 1958-present / reverse side common to all

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  • Thomas Eugene Atkins 5 Feb 1921 Campobello, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States - 15 Sep 1999

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