North Korea Military Merit Medal Medal TYPE 3  Item#00082
Established: June 13 , 1949
This is Issued after about 1960s-1990s

This Medal has many variations in the number/ thickness of the sunrays, in the four places of the background, as well as the suspension device and the ribbons. Early war Chinese award documents indicate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class of this Medal, but no North Korean proof exists. It is possible that this Medal might have been used in the Order of Soldier's.