Medal of the Lithuanian Rifleman's Union
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The Medal of the Lithuanian Rifleman's Union was established in 1939 in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Lithuanian Rifleman's Association. It was suppressed during the Soviet occupation, but it was re-instated following the collapse of the Soviet regime and the declaration of the Republic of Lithuania. It was a state decoration from 1991-2003, but it has since been administered by the Ministry of Defence.
The Lithuanian Rifleman's Union is a state-supported paramilitary organisation. It is recognised for its participation in the Second World War, the Lithuanian resistance, and general military support and training.
The Medal is awarded to members of the Union, as well as foreigners, for diligence, dedication, and meritorious contributions to the Union.
The Bronze Medal features a reverse inscription that translates to "Watch and Work for the Glory of Lithuania."
Although the design has never changed, manufacturers may differ between periods. This Medal is also listed in the Medals & Decorations of the Republic of Lithuania (1918-1940).
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