Medal of Military Merit

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 949s

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 949s

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 2 95s

Military Merit Medal, Type 2 95s

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 3 960s

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 3 960s

 

Military Merit Medal, Type 4 983s   Military Merit Medal, Type 4 983s
Conferred after ten years of service "and in recognition of meritorious achievement in combat, counter-infiltration operations and in the fight against foreign aggression."

According to Ingraham (993) there were three coinages of that medal, two of which were poswar issue. The wartime issue had rough textured ribbon and was usually serial numbered. The medal could also be conferred to Chinese volunteers in the Korean war.

Established: June 3, 949.

Classes: single

Obverse:(st and 2nd and 3nd type) a Korean soldier advancing with a soviet moisin type rifle, with the North Korean banner in background, (4rd type) as above, but the rifle updated to a soviet AK-47.

Reverse: medal's name in Korean; early issues are numbered

Ribbon: 34 mm, red with a narrow white-blue-white central stripe (2/3 mm each), broad white side stripes (5 mm) and blue edges (2/3 mm).

 

 

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