The first medal is the Order of Merit established in 1939. The front side in the blue band has the legend “HONOR ET GLORIA” , while on the reverse are the words “PRAEMIVM MERITI”, with the date 1939 in the centre on the disc.
Military Merit Medal, “AL MERITO MILITAR” on the front and “VENCER o MORIR” on the reverse, red and white ribbon, the medal is silver.
The Defence Cross, the front has the legend “”CRUZ DEL DEFENSOR”, the reverse has no legend, was the name of the recipient engraved on this blank side, again if anyone can confirm this please let me know.
Artillery Merit Medal, front has “VENCER O MORIR” (Victory or Death) the reverse has “HONOR AL MERITO” surrounded along the rim by the legend “REPUBLICA DEL PARAGUAY” on the top section and “FF.AA. DE LA NACION” along the base, gilt medal with black and green ribbon.
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