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Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Established: The Wound Medal (Verwundetenmedaille) was established on 12 August 1917.
Classes: One
Wound Medal
Bestowed upon the sick and wounded during World War I, the Wound Medal was awarded with a plain ribbon to seriously ill recipients. For recipients wounded in combat, up to five red stripes were added to the medal's ribbon with each stripe signifying an instance in which the recipient was wounded.
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