Gold Star Medal of the Hero of the Republic

 This was the highest award of the Republic until the Order of Kim Il Sung was established. The gold medal accompanies the title conferred to honor "heroic exploit in war". A recipient is also awarded with the Order of the National Flag st Class. A statue of the recipient is erected at his birthplace. It is the Korean counterpart of the Soviet Title of the Hero of the Soviet Union.





Established: June 30, 950.

Classes: single

Badge: ten pointed gold star of fine rays, 36 mm of diameter; the central medallion has a solid five pointed gold star on white backround; the medallion is surrounded by a thick gold ring.



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