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Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Established: Originally established in 1849, the Military Merit Cross (Militär Verdienstkreuz) was reorganised in three classes on 23 September 1914.
Classes: First class was a Steckkreuz (pin cross)
Second class was worn at the neck
Third class was worn on the left breast
Cross for Military Merit, 3rd Class
The Military Merit Cross was awarded to noncommissioned officers for repeated and special acts of bravery.

Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Nachod, Kurt
3rd Class with War Decoration
12 Patzelt, Karl
3rd Class with Swords
13 Peter, Franz
3rd Class
14 Puerer (Pürer), Josef
(2) 3rd Class
15 Rodlauer, Alois
3rd Class
16 Rudorfer, Franz
3rd Class
17 Schmidt, Roman
3rd Class
18 Stojsavljevic, Raoul
3rd Class with War Decoration
19 Tahy, Alexander
3rd Class with Swords
20 Treptow, Reinhard
3rd Class
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