|PRK3||THE NATIONAL DEFENSE DECORATION|
|three classes – established in 1982|
|For:||services to national defense in the fight for liberty of the country|
|Design:||gilt breast badge, 45mm across, with device(s) on suspension ribbon|
|Obverse:||a five pointed gold star with knobbed points, the central red disk being the state arms of the PRK, a gold five towered Angkor Wat, shocks of grain to the side, and a cogwheel below, along with a Khmer inscription around the top of the red rim of the disk "Decoration, National Defense.";|
|Ribbon:||27mm; red 9mm, yellow 2mm, red 1 1/2mm, yellow 2mm, red 1 1/2mm yellow 2mm red 9mm; folded pentagonally|
|Device:||on both the suspension ribbon and the service bar, 1, 2, or 3 gilt Angkor Wat emblems depending on the class|
The First Class has three small gilt Angkor Wat devices on the suspension and service ribbons, the Second Class two, and the Third Class one larger device.
There are several die varieties.
The medal is common.
PRK3 The National Defense Decoration - 1st Class
PRK3 The National Defense Decoration - 2nd Class
PRK3 The National Defense Decoration - 3rd Class
An example without a device and a slightly different suspension and silk ribbon was
given to visiting General Stechbarth of the East German National People's Army.
|Die 1||Die 2||Die 3|