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An airforce merit decoration with ribbonbar and miniature - sadly i do not know more about it.

If anyone has informations on Columbian orders, medals and decorations - please post as well - as any its hard to find!

That is a beautiful order. It looks to be some sort of commemorative medal(Green liberty)?

Paul

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Here are a few more. Unfortunately, I had to shoot them through the glass. (I'm not ready to unframe them.) They are:

COLOMBIA ? Naval Order of Admiral Padilla 1823 ? 1947, breast badge gilt and enamel, N. E. F.

Liverpool Medals, 11/00

COLOMBIA ? Cross of Valor, gilt, N. E. F.

Liverpool Medals, 11/00

COLOMBIA - Orden Militar del 13 de Junio (Military Order of the 13th of June), Commander, by Fibo of Bogota', EF

Jeffrey B. Floyd, Alexandria, VA 6/93

COLOMBIA - Cruz de Orden Publico, Valor Interior, Mint

Bogota, 1976,

COLOMBIA - Korean Service Medal, Mint

Bogota, 1976,

Sorry about the quality of the image. It was much clearer before I had to resize for this forum.

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Thanks Hugh! I had no idea that Columbians participated in the Korean War. The ribbon looks like the

Allied WW1 Victory medal. Thanks again for sharing the photo. :jumping:

Yes, they sent a battalion which was attached to the 7th US Infantry Division and a frigate. They suffered serious losses in the March '53 battle for Old Baldy. During the length of the campaign, Colombian servicemen were awarded the following U. S. decorations :

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Yes, they sent a battalion which was attached to the 7th US Infantry Division and a frigate. They suffered serious losses in the March '53 battle for Old Baldy. During the length of the campaign, Colombian servicemen were awarded the following U. S. decorations :

Whoops; got cut off before I completed the list.

During the length of the campaign, Colombian servicemen were awarded the following U. S. decorations :

Legion of Merit - 2

Silver Star - 18

Bronze Star with "V" - 25

Bronze Star - 9

That's not a bad total for a unit of about 4300 men. (I'm assuming the Navy probably didn't get many of those, if any.)

For more data, see Kevin Ingraham's "Honors, Medals and Awards of the Korean War 1950- 1953".

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Wow Hugh!! I really appreciate those statistics! I have learned something today. :jumping:

Did Columbia participate in WW1 and WW2?

Sorry, don't know. Maybe someone else can enlighten us. I suspect probably yes for WW II.

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Colombia did not participate in WWI. The country was officially neutral until 1943, when it joined the Allies. It did not contribute any combat forces to the cause.

To expand its international influence, the Colombians sent an infantry battalion and a frigate to Korea. As already mentioned, the Colombians acquitted themselves very well in Korea, seeing hard combat at Old Baldy, in particular. The Spanish-language UN Korea Medal was primarily for issue to the Colombians.

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Colombia did not participate in WWI. The country was officially neutral until 1943, when it joined the Allies. It did not contribute any combat forces to the cause.

To expand its international influence, the Colombians sent an infantry battalion and a frigate to Korea. As already mentioned, the Colombians acquitted themselves very well in Korea, seeing hard combat at Old Baldy, in particular. The Spanish-language UN Korea Medal was primarily for issue to the Colombians.

Thanks for the help, Jeff.

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Colombia did not participate in WWI. The country was officially neutral until 1943, when it joined the Allies. It did not contribute any combat forces to the cause.

To expand its international influence, the Colombians sent an infantry battalion and a frigate to Korea. As already mentioned, the Colombians acquitted themselves very well in Korea, seeing hard combat at Old Baldy, in particular. The Spanish-language UN Korea Medal was primarily for issue to the Colombians.

Hello,

I have all the UN Korean War medals in different languages except Columbia (Spanish). I would like to see one if you have a picture.

Thanks

demir erman :jumping:

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Las condecoraciones militares nacionales tienen prelación sobre las extranjeras y su orden de precedencia es el siguiente:

1. Orden Militar de “San Mateo”.

2. Orden de Boyacá.

3. Orden de “San Carlos”.

4. Medalla Servicios en “Guerra Internacional”.

5. Orden del Mérito Militar “Antonio Nariño”.

6. Orden del Mérito Militar “José María Córdova”.

7. Orden del Mérito Naval “Almirante Padilla”.

8. Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea al “Mérito Aeronáutico”.

9. Orden del Mérito Sanitario “José Fernández Madrid”.

10. Orden Estrella de la Policía.

11. Orden Militar 13 de junio.

12. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos en “Orden Público”.

13. Orden Cruz al Mérito Policial.

14. Orden al Mérito “Coronel Guillermo Fergusson”.

15. Medalla Militar “Al Valor”.

16. Medalla Militar “Herido en Acción”.

17. Medalla Militar “Francisco José de Caldas”.

18. Medalla por Tiempo de Servicio. (40,35;30;25;20;15).

19. Medalla Militar “Campaña del Sur”.

20. Medalla Militar “Soldado Juan Bautista Solarte Obando”

21. Medalla Militar Ministerio de Defensa Nacional.

22. Medalla Militar Servicios Distinguidos al Comando General de las Fuerzas Militares.

23. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la Armada Nacional.

24. Medalla “Marco Fidel Suárez”.

25. Medalla “Batalla de Ayacucho”.

26. Medalla “San Jorge”.

27. Medalla “Santa Bárbara”.

28. Medalla “Torre de Castilla”.

29. Medalla “San Gabriel”.

30. Medalla al Mérito Logístico y Administrativo “General Francisco de Paula Santander”.

31. Medalla “Brigadier General Ricardo Charry Solano”.

32. Medalla Militar “Alas Doradas”

33. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Fuerza de Superficie”.

34. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Infantería de Marina”.

35. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Fuerza Submarina”.

36. Medalla Servicios distinguidos ala “Aviación Naval”.

37. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos al “Cuerpo de Guardacostas”.

38. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Inteligencia Naval”.

39. Medalla de Servicios Distinguidos a la “Ingeniería Naval”.

40. Medalla al Mérito Logístico y Administrativo “Contralmirante Rafael Tono”.

41. Medalla “Servicios distinguidos a la Dirección General Marítima”.

42. Medalla “Aguila de Gules”.

43. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Seguridad y Defensa de Bases Aéreas”.

44. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos al “Cuerpo Logístico”.

45. Medalla Militar “Servicios Distinguidos a la Justicia Penal Militar”

46. Medalla “Orden Por La Libertad Personal”.

47. Medalla Militar “Escuela Superior de Guerra”.

48. Medalla Militar “Al Mérito de la Reserva”.

49. Medalla Militar “General José Hilario López Valdés”.

50. Medalla Militar “Escuela Militar de Cadetes”.

51. Medalla Militar “Centenario Escuela Militar de Cadetes General José María Córdova”.

52. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Escuela Naval de Cadetes Almirante Padilla”.

53. Medalla Militar “Servicios Meritorios Inteligencia Militar “Guardián de la Patria”

54. Medalla Militar “Escuela de Suboficiales del Ejército “Sargento Inocencio Chinca”

55. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Escuela Naval de Suboficiales”.

56. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la Escuela de Formación de Infantería de Marina.

57. Medalla “ Escuela de Lanceros”.

58. Medalla Militar “Escuela de Armas y Servicios José Celestino Mutis Bossio”.

59. Medalla Militar Escuela de Soldados Profesionales “Teniente General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla”.

60. Medalla Militar “Honor al Deber Cumplido”.

61. Medalla “Guardia Presidencial”.

62. Medalla Policía Militar “General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera”.

63. Medalla “Cadete José María Rosillo”.

64. Medalla “Alumno Distinguido”.

65. Medalla Alumno Distinguido de la “Escuela Naval de Suboficiales”.

66. Medalla a la virtud “Capitán José Edmundo Sandoval”.

67. Medalla Deportiva de la Fuerza Pública”.

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Las condecoraciones militares nacionales tienen prelación sobre las extranjeras y su orden de precedencia es el siguiente:

1. Orden Militar de “San Mateo”.

2. Orden de Boyacá.

3. Orden de “San Carlos”.

4. Medalla Servicios en “Guerra Internacional”.

5. Orden del Mérito Militar “Antonio Nariño”.

6. Orden del Mérito Militar “José María Córdova”.

7. Orden del Mérito Naval “Almirante Padilla”.

8. Cruz de la Fuerza Aérea al “Mérito Aeronáutico”.

9. Orden del Mérito Sanitario “José Fernández Madrid”.

10. Orden Estrella de la Policía.

11. Orden Militar 13 de junio.

12. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos en “Orden Público”.

13. Orden Cruz al Mérito Policial.

14. Orden al Mérito “Coronel Guillermo Fergusson”.

15. Medalla Militar “Al Valor”.

16. Medalla Militar “Herido en Acción”.

17. Medalla Militar “Francisco José de Caldas”.

18. Medalla por Tiempo de Servicio. (40,35;30;25;20;15).

19. Medalla Militar “Campaña del Sur”.

20. Medalla Militar “Soldado Juan Bautista Solarte Obando”

21. Medalla Militar Ministerio de Defensa Nacional.

22. Medalla Militar Servicios Distinguidos al Comando General de las Fuerzas Militares.

23. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la Armada Nacional.

24. Medalla “Marco Fidel Suárez”.

25. Medalla “Batalla de Ayacucho”.

26. Medalla “San Jorge”.

27. Medalla “Santa Bárbara”.

28. Medalla “Torre de Castilla”.

29. Medalla “San Gabriel”.

30. Medalla al Mérito Logístico y Administrativo “General Francisco de Paula Santander”.

31. Medalla “Brigadier General Ricardo Charry Solano”.

32. Medalla Militar “Alas Doradas”

33. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Fuerza de Superficie”.

34. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Infantería de Marina”.

35. Medalla Servicios distinguidos a la “Fuerza Submarina”.

36. Medalla Servicios distinguidos ala “Aviación Naval”.

37. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos al “Cuerpo de Guardacostas”.

38. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Inteligencia Naval”.

39. Medalla de Servicios Distinguidos a la “Ingeniería Naval”.

40. Medalla al Mérito Logístico y Administrativo “Contralmirante Rafael Tono”.

41. Medalla “Servicios distinguidos a la Dirección General Marítima”.

42. Medalla “Aguila de Gules”.

43. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Seguridad y Defensa de Bases Aéreas”.

44. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos al “Cuerpo Logístico”.

45. Medalla Militar “Servicios Distinguidos a la Justicia Penal Militar”

46. Medalla “Orden Por La Libertad Personal”.

47. Medalla Militar “Escuela Superior de Guerra”.

48. Medalla Militar “Al Mérito de la Reserva”.

49. Medalla Militar “General José Hilario López Valdés”.

50. Medalla Militar “Escuela Militar de Cadetes”.

51. Medalla Militar “Centenario Escuela Militar de Cadetes General José María Córdova”.

52. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Escuela Naval de Cadetes Almirante Padilla”.

53. Medalla Militar “Servicios Meritorios Inteligencia Militar “Guardián de la Patria”

54. Medalla Militar “Escuela de Suboficiales del Ejército “Sargento Inocencio Chinca”

55. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la “Escuela Naval de Suboficiales”.

56. Medalla Servicios Distinguidos a la Escuela de Formación de Infantería de Marina.

57. Medalla “ Escuela de Lanceros”.

58. Medalla Militar “Escuela de Armas y Servicios José Celestino Mutis Bossio”.

59. Medalla Militar Escuela de Soldados Profesionales “Teniente General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla”.

60. Medalla Militar “Honor al Deber Cumplido”.

61. Medalla “Guardia Presidencial”.

62. Medalla Policía Militar “General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera”.

63. Medalla “Cadete José María Rosillo”.

64. Medalla “Alumno Distinguido”.

65. Medalla Alumno Distinguido de la “Escuela Naval de Suboficiales”.

66. Medalla a la virtud “Capitán José Edmundo Sandoval”.

67. Medalla Deportiva de la Fuerza Pública”.

Ilja: Many thanks for this wonderful order of precedence. I've needed it since 1976. Can you possibly identify the medal pictured in Post # 4?

Best,

Hugh

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On 23/10/2014 at 05:21, ilja559 said:

Book about columbian uniform and medals

 

http://issuu.com/rickcardo/docs/reglamento_feb_22

That book is the Uniforms and insignia regulation for Colombian Police

On 22/10/2014 at 12:06, ilja559 said:

Hello Hugh.

Here you can find some Columbian medals.

http://wawards.org/america/kol/kol.html

I will try to fing medal from post 4, but it not so easy.

The medal in post 4 is the order for personal freedom.

This medal is given to military and police special units called Gaula and stand out for their work anti-kidnapping

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