German Democratic Republic: National People's Army Medal of Merit
Verdienstmedaille der Nationalen Volksarmee
Ribbon: Red with narrow black, red and yellow edges and a central stripe depending on grade.
Instituted: 1 June 1956.
Awarded: For exemplary service in the National People's Army. This included the army, navy, and air force of the DDR.
Grades: 3 (Gold, Silver or Bronze). Awards were complex, partly based on rank held, partly on time in service and other awards held.
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