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Medal and Uniform Identification

Medal and Uniform Identification

Posted: 5 Sep 2012 6:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Sep 2012 1:27PM GMT
I would like help determining the type of medal and uniform worn by the man 2nd from the left in the attached photograph.
I believe he was born in 1870's or 1880's. The photograph was probably taken between 1900 and 1912. The older gentleman and lady were both born in 1845 if that provides a clue as to when the photo was taken. The woman named Rose died in 1912. The family immigrated to the US from Norway in 1877 and lived in the Newman Grove, Nebraska area.
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Re: Medal and Uniform Identification

Posted: 28 Jul 2013 1:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
St. Olavsmedaljen med eikegren'
St. Olav's Medal with Oak Branch.
The St. Olav's Medal was instituted on March 17-1939 as an award for spreading knowledge of Norway abroad to the benefit of the country, and for furthering relations and solidarity between Norway and emigrated Norwegians.

On Febr. 6-1942 it was decided that in a war situation the medal could also be awarded for other services for the country, then on March 22-1943 it was determined that it was to be supplied with a silver oak branch when awarded for personal courage and bravery in the fight for Norway. More branches could be added if the recipient distinguished himself again (from Oct. 6-1943).

The medal is made of silver and has the portrait, name and motto of the reigning king, who was Haakon VII in this case. Here's an example of the "regular" St. Olav's Medal, portraying King Olav V, the son of Haakon
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