Medal for Sacrifice and Courage
|Medal for Sacrifice and Courage|
|Type||Single grade medal|
|Awarded for||Selfless aid to the drowning, victims of natural disasters, fires, explosions, or other unfortunate circumstances|
|Presented by||the President of Poland|
|Established||February 17, 1960|
|Next (higher)||Military Cross of Merit,|
Air Force Cross of Merit,
Navy Cross of Merit
|Next (lower)||Medal for Long Service|
The Medal for Sacrifice and Courage (Polish: Medal za Ofiarność i Odwagę) is a Polish medal established on February 17, 1960. It is awarded to those who, with disregard for their own life, save people from drowning, aid the victims of natural disasters, fires, explosions, or other unfortunate circumstances, or protect the property of others during such events. The medal was designed in 1960 by Józef Gosławski.
- ^ Józef Gosławski 1908-1963. Wystawa prac (in Polish). Warsaw: Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków. Centralne Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych. 1973.
- "Medal Za Ofiarność i Odwagę" (in Polish). prezydent.pl. Archived from the original on 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-10-03.
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