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  • FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL
    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL

    FFL / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL

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    FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION / ARMY CROIX DE LA VALEUR MILITAIRE GALLANTRY MEDAL

    The Cross for Military Valour (French: Croix de la Valeur Militaire) is a military decoration of France. It recognizes an individual bestowed a mention in Dispatches (Acts Of Gallantry In War). It is the equivelant of the United States Silver Star Medal.

    This French Gallantry medal is the current awarded type made by the French Government authorized manufacturer MONAI DE PARIS and comes in it's original manufacturers box.

    It was established in 1956 to reward soldiers, sailors, and airmen serving in Algeria who had committed acts of valor or gallantry in combat. Algeria was a department of France at the time, so it was not considered a declared war but peacekeeping operations on French soil. Therefore, the War Cross for foreign operational theaters, which had been awarded for valorous service in Indochina, was not considered appropriate. On April 11, 1956 Decree n° 56-371 authorized the creation of the Médaille de la Valeur Militaire and described its various grades of distinction akin the War Cross (denoted by metal stars and palms on the ribbon). It was reauthorized as a cross-shaped decoration, to put it on the same level as the Croix de guerre, by Decree n° 56-1048 on October 12, 1956.


    FFL Gallantry Medal


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