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DUTCH BRONZE CROSS

AWARD CRITERIA
 
     The Bronze Cross, was installed in 1940 and is a military award. It will be given to service personnel who served the Dutch State in actual combat against the enemies of the state and demonstrated outstanding bravery and meritorious acts. The Bronze Cross can also be awarded to Dutch Civilians and to foreigners.

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Cochenour James M. Pvt. Co I WW2 1945 82nd GO 126
     The minister of Defence will be noted through the proper channels. A special committee checks the events and shall advise the minister of Defence including which award to be given. After positive advice, the minister of Defence makes a written proposal to the Dutch Crown, who shall award the medal by Royal Decree.     Since 1940 3.497 awardees have received the Bronze Cross.

     The award is a bronze cross of four arms. It is hanging below an orange ribbon of 37 millimeter width, with a 6 millimeter width 'Nassau Blue' vertical lane in the middle of the ribbon.

    A second award will be noted by an Arabic figure '2' in gold on the ribbon of the Bronze Cross. A next award will be noted by a '3' etc. Only 121 awardees received the figure 2 and 6 the figure 3. None have received the figure 4 etc.