I'm Curious ...

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    What is an Order of St. Maurice Medal?
     
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    What the hell? You can find an obscure political message board but are somehow unable to use Google?
     
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    Don't let those who obviously got out of bed on the wrong side spoil your mood, Granny. It is a perfectly reasonable question. That Wiki link provided is pretty good.

    My understanding is that it is /was a medal conferred to knights for long and above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty meritorious humanitarian service. I am unaware of it being awarded outside of Italy but don't know that is the case for sure.
     
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    Or Yahoo Answers?
     
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    This isn't the forum to explore your sexual curiosity.


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    Thank you Foxfyre. It was a simple question that I did Google. I just don't understand the medal - whether it's an honorific type thing, or prestigious, or hard to get, etc. I've never heard of it but apparently it's worn in uniform the same way any other ribbons or medals.
     
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    I had heard of it because I have a LARGE representation of Italians in my family and 'grandpa' who fled Mussolini's facism just before WWII had such a medal. He was awarded it for some kind of service working with Italian orphans, but I never asked him for details about it or who awarded it to him. I don't know if he was in the Italian military at the time.

    Your question did send me looking for places to read up on it though, and, like you, what I found isn't real clear about who is eligible for it or who awards it now.
     
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    I did find one site with some information:

    National Infantry Association

    I guess my curiosity is up since I've never heard of it. Anyway, my son was apparently bestowed this thing a couple years ago and never bothered to mention it to me. I saw it last night on his facebook thing.
     
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    I got this medal once for slaying a dragon and saving the pretty long-haired fair maiden. It's very pretty and looks good on a black suit.:lol:
     

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