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14th Jun '16 4:44:31 AM __Vano
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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being Milk Monitor or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.

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# It's not that the person hasn't earned all those medals or that they are fake. It's just that on closer inspection they are for the military equivalent of being [[http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/milk-monitor.2766768/ Milk Monitor Monitor]] or for ordering other people to do heroic things. These are often found on TheGeneralissimo.
3rd Jun '16 11:54:14 PM Doug86
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* Subverted by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, who only wore the Iron Cross and Wound Badge he received in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.

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* Subverted by UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, who only wore the Iron Cross and Wound Badge he received in UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
2nd Jun '16 1:41:01 PM aurast
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2nd Jun '16 1:41:00 PM aurast
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* Notably averted by the British military.[[note]]Except for very senior officers and uniformed Royals. Who drip with golden bling when the State occasion calls for it. Regard description of Lord Mountbatten below.[[/note]] It gives out medals for campaigns and exceptional acts during battle, so most British servicemembers only wear one or two campaign medals/ribbons on their uniforms and even those with several years of service will only have one row compared to the chestful of medals their American counterparts can accrue even in a short career. Any British servicemember who has a chest full of medals is certain to have had a truly eventful career and a certified badass.

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* Notably averted by the British military.[[note]]Except for very senior officers and uniformed Royals. Who drip with golden bling when the State occasion calls for it. Regard description of Lord Mountbatten below.[[/note]] It gives out medals for campaigns and exceptional acts during battle, so most British servicemembers only wear one or two campaign medals/ribbons on their uniforms and even those with several years of service will only have one row compared to the chestful of medals their American counterparts can accrue even in a short career. Any British servicemember who has a chest full of medals is certain to have had a truly eventful career and be a certified badass.
25th May '16 4:38:57 AM Chabal2
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* ''L'ami retrouvé'': The narrator's father, a Jewish WW1 veteran living in Germany, wakes up to find a Nazi thug hammering anti-Semetic posters on their front door. He changes into his full uniform (including the many medals he won), and plants himself at attention next to the thug. Intimidated, he leaves.
4th May '16 2:06:00 PM aye_amber
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* [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Lord_Mountbatten_Navy_Allan_Warren.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten]] wore 13 rows of service ribbons that rose so high that his dolphin badge was practically on his shoulder. [[http://www.mylusciouslife.com/wp-content/uploads/galleries/post-20868/full/Admiral%20Lord%20Louis%20Mountbatten.jpg When wearing his decorations as medals]], the bar actually extended off his chest enough to get in the way of his left arm. Plus, he wore the badges of four chivalric orders, the Garter sash, and a number of medals around his neck.

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* [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Lord_Mountbatten_Navy_Allan_Warren.[[http://i.imgur.com/pkG0tYm.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten]] wore 13 rows of service ribbons that rose so high that his dolphin badge was practically on his shoulder. [[http://www.mylusciouslife.com/wp-content/uploads/galleries/post-20868/full/Admiral%20Lord%20Louis%20Mountbatten.jpg When wearing his decorations as medals]], the bar actually extended off his chest enough to get in the way of his left arm. Plus, he wore the badges of four chivalric orders, the Garter sash, and a number of medals around his neck.
25th Mar '16 1:09:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* General Krukov in ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 3]]'' has a modest Soviet Officer uniform with one of two medals when we first see him in the prime universe (or for what the term Prime Universe [[TimeyWimeyBall means anymore]]). By the time he has adjusted to the AlternateUniverse where the Soviets are winning the war, he's got ''tons'', on both sides of his chest no less. It's implied that he awarded most of these to himself.

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* General Krukov in ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 3]]'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' has a modest Soviet Officer uniform with one of two medals when we first see him in the prime universe (or for what the term Prime Universe [[TimeyWimeyBall means anymore]]). By the time he has adjusted to the AlternateUniverse where the Soviets are winning the war, he's got ''tons'', on both sides of his chest no less. It's implied that he awarded most of these to himself.
11th Mar '16 2:18:38 PM margdean56
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*** In the ''Memory'' example, Miles had two major medals... from ''both'' governments that were involved in the previous war. He has a Cetagandan Order Of Merit, the second-highest award issued by that Empire (And the highest honor - which he gets later - doesn't come with a medal), given only for extraordinary service - to his planet's former ''and current'' enemy. It's an honor which most Cetegandans would literally kill for, which is more than a bit weird considering Miles's ancestors are noted for their bloody defeat of Cetaganda. People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney."
*** To clarify, in addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (Which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (For saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (For saving them from the Cetagandans) and Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves).

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*** In the ''Memory'' example, Miles had two major medals... from ''both'' governments that were involved in the previous war. He has a Cetagandan Order Of Merit, the second-highest award issued by that Empire (And (and the highest honor - -- which he gets later - -- doesn't come with a medal), given only for extraordinary service - -- to his planet's former ''and current'' enemy. It's an honor which most Cetegandans Cetagandans would literally kill for, which is more than a bit weird considering Miles's ancestors are noted for their bloody defeat of Cetaganda. People are shocked by the medals because he's a really fragile midget (due to development problems caused by poison while his mother was pregnant with him). ''Miles'' is slightly shocked as he's pinning them all into place on his tunic, describing the combined effect as "little short of looney."
*** To clarify, in addition to all the medals he got from his own nation (Which (which include multiple rows worth of Purple Heart equivalents), he has the highest possible military honor from Vervain (For saving them from the Cetagandans), Marilac (For saving them from the Cetagandans) and Cetaganda (For saving them from themselves).
7th Mar '16 12:29:25 PM Unferth
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13th Feb '16 10:52:47 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s series 1 finale "Me2" depicted Rimmer as having earned four medals, which he wears with an exaggerated dress uniform. Surprisingly, each of these medals is a genuine award, though, a lot less surprisingly they're each award for every three years that Rimmer has served in the Space Corps.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'''s series 1 finale "Me2" depicted Rimmer as having earned four medals, which he wears with an exaggerated dress uniform. Surprisingly, each of these medals is a genuine award, though, a lot less surprisingly they're each award awarded for every three years that Rimmer has served in the Space Corps.
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