Medals and Decorations

A look at various Military Medals, Awards and Orders from around The World.

The Kearny Cross

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-kearny-cross 31st Jul 2021 - While (other than The Medal of Honor) – The United States Army had no official Awards for Bravery or Heroism to issue to it’s Military at …

Imperial Russian Order of St. Anna

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/imperial-russian-order-of-st-anna 31st Jul 2021 - A Knightly Order established in Imperial Russia around  the 1740s, The Order  was named for the Wife of Karl Friedrich, Duke of Holstein. &l …

Austro-Hungarian Order of Maria Theresa

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/austrohungarian-order-of-maria-theresa 31st Jul 2021 - Also known as The Order of Maria Theresa, it was an Austro-Hungarian Award created by Empress Maria Theresa in 1757. The Award was limited to Military …

Service Ribbons

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/service-ribbons 31st Jul 2021 - The use of Uniform Award Devices known as “Ribbons”, are derived from full size Medals. These were awarded to Soldiers and Officers for va …

US Military ''Purple'' Heart

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-military-purple-heart 31st Jul 2021 - Based on The Order of Military Merit, created by General George Washington in 1782 – this award was given to Continental Soldiers for “Her …

US Army Honorable Discharge Badge

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-army-honorable-discharge-badge 31st Jul 2021 - Known derisively as The “Ruptured Duck” Badge by US Army Veterans, this was a Badge worn on the Uniform of a Veteran to signify his &ldquo …

US Army Parachutist Badges

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-army-parachutist-badges 31st Jul 2021 - The coveted US Army Parachutist Badge (aka “Jump Wings”) is an Award Device issued to US Military Personnel who complete Training as Milit …

US Army Air Assault Badge

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-army-air-assault-badge 31st Jul 2021 - Created in 1974, The US Army Air Assault Badge is awarded to any Member of The US Army who undergoes and passes The Air Assault Training Course given …

US Army Infantry Rope

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/us-army-infantry-rope 31st Jul 2021 - An instantly recognized symbol of The United States Army, the iconic Uniform embellishment known as The “Infantry Rope”, is worn only by S …

Fourragere

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/fourragere 31st Jul 2021 - The Fourragere Rope is a Military “Unit” Award given to a specific Unit for recognized activities of Military Merit or Heroism. There are …

Galon d'anciennete

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/galon-danciennete 31st Jul 2021 - Originally developed by The French Army in the mid-16th Century (when The Imperial French Army was identified Nationally as “The Ancien Regime&r …

Aiguillette

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/aiguillette 31st Jul 2021 - The decorative Military decoration known by The French as “Aiguillettes”, are a series of knotted braids (normally Gold), with various Gol …