segunda-feira, 2 de maio de 2016

Wounded in Campaign Medal

Medalha de Feridos em Campanha

The WOUNDED IN CAMPAIGN MEDAL is awarded to military who, in campaign or in associated circumstances, have suffered a permanent handicap, characterized by the anatomic loss of an organ or function.

Originally, by decree nr. 4886, October 5, 1918 (8th anniversary of the Republic), it was created as a simple special ribbon, with the name WAR MUTILATED AND CRIPPLED INSIGNIA, for use in the uniform and in civilian clothing. I believe it was only made a medal in the 1946 legislation.

DESIGN
OBVERSE: 5 pointed star, each point ending in a small armilar sphere; in the center, a disc with a national emblem, encircled by the legend «FERIDOS EM CAMPANHA» (Wounded in Campaign), in uppercase elzevir font;
REVERSE: identical to the obverse, but with the legend «MORRER MAS DEVAGAR» (Dying, but slowly) in the center disc, in uppercase elzevir font, in 3 lines; encircling the legend, a laurel wreath.

SOURCES
- Decreto-Lei n.º 316/2002 de 27 de Dezembro - Regulamento da Medalha Militar e das Medalhas Comemorativas das Forças Armadas;
- MELO, Olímpio de (1923), Ordens Militares Portuguesas e Outras Condecorações, Lisboa: Imprensa Nacional de Lisboa.

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