History Main / ChestOfMedals

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.
13th Feb '16 10:51:43 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.
24th Jan '16 6:08:52 PM bombadil211
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* [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/08/c9/77/08c977cdb9fc600c679ae6efc8f09a4d.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://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/08/c9/77/08c977cdb9fc600c679ae6efc8f09a4d.[[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.
24th Jan '16 6:07:14 PM bombadil211
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* 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. 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://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/08/c9/77/08c977cdb9fc600c679ae6efc8f09a4d.jpg Admiral of the Fleet Louis Mountbatten 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, 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.
17th Jan '16 10:04:44 PM dmcreif
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* [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYC police officers]] have a huge number of various medals attached a bar that holds their badge on their chest. It's kind of ridiculous that you have trouble finding the badge among the giant square on their chest. The most recognisable one is also one of the simplest; a gold 'WTC' on a black blackground, indicating a 9/11 first responder.

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* [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYC police NYPD officers]] have a huge number of various medals attached a bar that holds their badge on their chest. It's kind of ridiculous that you have trouble finding the badge among the giant square on their chest. The most recognisable one is also one of the simplest; a gold 'WTC' on a black blackground, indicating a 9/11 first responder.
12th Jan '16 4:31:41 PM Jake
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* A variant shows up in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' with swimming champ Mark Spritz, a veteran athlete who wears a vast number of ''Olympic''-style gold medals around his neck.

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* A variant shows up in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalympics}}'' with swimming champ Mark Spritz, a veteran athlete who wears a vast number of ''Olympic''-style gold medals around his neck.
neck. Based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spitz a real person]], incidentally.
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