Wounded Personnel Medal

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Wounded Personnel Medal
Awarded by the Republic of the Philippines
TypeMedal
EligibilityMilitary Personnel
Awarded forreceiving wounds while involved in actual combat with an enemy
StatusCurrently Awarded
Statistics
Established1986
First awarded1986
Last awardedOngoing
Precedence
Next (higher)Military Commendation Medal
EquivalentPurple Heart
Next (lower)Military Civic-Action Medal
RelatedPurple Heart

The Wounded Personnel Medal is awarded to members of and civilians employed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines who are injured or killed in combat with the enemy.

Design[edit]

Medal[edit]

The medal is in the form of a cross in gold..[1] Superimposed in the center of a cross is a disc where a relief head of Gen Gregorio del Pilar is placed facing front.[1] The wreath made of light green laurel leaves superimposed the cross.[1] The cross signifies the risk of life while in combat; the disc with the head of General Del Pilar is for achievements that resulted in the wounding of an awardee by an armed enemy; the wreath symbolizes honor for such endeavor; and the green color stands for nobility and devotion to duty.[1]

Ribbon[edit]

The ribbon is white with purple stripe in the center.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Uk - Wounded Personnel Medal". Retrieved 5 January 2008.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The AFP Adjutant General, AFP Awards and Decorations Handbook, 1995, 1997, OTAG.