Medal of Valour in Combat

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Argentine Nation to the Valour in Combat
Argentine Nation to the Valour in Combat Ribbon
Argentine Nation to the Valour in Combat Ribbon
Awarded by Argentina
Type Medal
Eligibility Members of the Argentine Armed Forces
Awarded for "acts of valor in combat in hazardous circumstances"
Status Currently awarded
Statistics
Last awarded 1982
Precedence
Next (higher) Argentine Nation to the Heroic Valour in Combat Cross

Argentine Nation to the Valour in Combat Medal (Spanish: Medalla "La Nación Argentina al Valor en Combate") is the second highest military decoration given by the President of Argentina.

The decoration consists of a bronze circular medal bearing the Coat of arms of Argentina surrounded by the legends "La Nación Argentina" (top) and "al Valor en Combate" (bottom), suspended from a chest ribbon of equal light blue-white-light blue stripes.

Recipients of the Medal for service during the 1982 Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur) are listed below.

Posthumous[edit]

Argentine Army[edit]

13 decorated members

Argentine Air Force[edit]

  • Comodore Gustavo Enrique Aguirre Faget
  • Vice Comodore Jorge Nelson Barrionuevo
  • Major Jose Ernesto Basilio
  • Captain Jose Leonidas Ardiles
  • Captain Jorge Humberto Bacchiddu
  • First Lieutenant Juan Jose Arraras (A4 Skyhawk Pilot)
  • Suboficial Mayor Guillermo Mario Aguirre
  • Suboficial Mayor Jose Antonio Alvarez
  • Suboficial Mayor Mario Nestor Amengual
  • Suboficial Principal Manuel Alberto Albelos
  • Suboficial Principal Oscar Antonio Ardizzoni
  • Suboficial Principal Pedro Cesar Bazan
  • Suboficial Auxiliar Roberto Osvaldo Alonso
  • Cabo Hector Walter Aguirre

During Lifetime[edit]

Argentine Army[edit]

40 decorated members

  • Lieutenant Colonel CARLOS ALBERTO QUEVEDO GA Aerot 4
  • Major OSCAR RAMON JAIMET Rl Mec 6
  • Major MARIO LUIS CASTAGNETO 601 Commando Company
  • Major GUILLERMO RUBEN BERAZAY Rl Mec 3
  • Captain RODRIGO ALEJANDRO SOLOAGA Esc ExpI C Bl 10
  • Captain JORGE RODOLFO SVENDSEN 601 Assault Helicopter Battalion
  • First Lieutenant JORGE AGUSTIN ECHEVERRIA
  • First Lieutenant CARLOS DANIEL ESTEBAN 25th Infantry Regiment
  • First Lieutenant HORACIO FERNANDO LAURIA
  • First Lieutenant JULIO CESAR NAVONE GA 3
  • First Lieutenant CARLOS ALBERTO CHANAMPA GA Aerot 4
  • First Lieutenant HUGO ALBERTO PEREZ COMETO 601 Combat Aviation Battalion
  • First Lieutenant ALEJANDO ESTEBAN VILLAGRA
  • First Lieutenant EDUARDO ERNESTO LOPEZ LEGUIZAMON
  • Lieutenant RAMON GALINDEZ MATIENZO Rl Mec 7
  • Lieutenant RAUL CASTAÑEDA Rl Mec 7
  • Sub-Lieutenant OSCAR ROBERTO REYES RI 25
  • Sub-Lieutenant ERNESTO PELUFFO RI 12
  • Sub-Lieutenant MARCELO ALBERTO LLAMBIAS PRAVAZ RI 4
  • First Sergeant JUAN CARLOS COHELO RI 12
  • First Sergeant JOSE RIVAS
  • First Sergeant ROLANDO SPIZUOCCO RI Mec 7
  • Sergeant JOSE MARIA GONZALEZ FERNANDEZ
  • Sergeant MIGUEL ALFREDO MORENO
  • First Corporal MANUEL ADAN MEDINA Rl Mec 7
  • First Corporal LUIS DORO
  • First Corporal VICENTE BACA
  • First Corporal EDUARDO ANIBAL RAMON CRAVERO
  • First Corporal MARTIN HECTOR SAN MIGUEL
  • Corporal HUGO OSMAR GODOY
  • Corporal MARIO MARVIL PACHECO
  • Corporal GENARO BORDON
  • Private 62 class LUCIANO OSCAR PINTOS RI Mec 12
  • Private 62 class OSCAR WULDRICH
  • Private 62 class EDUARDO GONZALEZ RI 4
  • Private 62 class PEDRO CELESTINO ARRUA
  • Private 62 class HECTOR OMAR REINALDI
  • Private 62 class PEDRO RAMON SAUCEDO
  • Private 62 class RODOLFO SULIN
  • Private LEONARDO RONDI RI Mec 6

Argentine Navy[edit]

6 decorated members [1]

  • Capitán de Fragata CARLOS HUGO ROBACIO 5th Marine Infantry Battalion
  • Capitán de Corbeta ALOIS ESTEBAN PAYAROLA
  • Teniente de Fragata DIEGO GARCIA QUIROGA (Agrupación de Buzos Tácticos)
  • Cabo Principal FRANCISCO SOLANO PAEZ
  • Cabo Segundo ERNESTO URBINA Agrupación de Buzos Tácticos
  • Soldado Conscripto ROMUALDO BAZAN


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