What is the Saint Maurice medal?

The Order of Saint Maurice is given to Soldiers and Civilians who have served the infantry community with distinction, made a significant contribution in support of the infantry, and represent the highest standards of integrity, moral character, professional competence, and dedication to duty. Lt. Col.

Can you wear the Order of Saint Maurice?

If a Soldier is worthy enough to be awarded the Order of Saint Maurice award, it is worn during events where Infantrymen gather and other appropriate events. When worn with the Army Mess, Blue or Class A uniform, the medallion should have the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar.

Who is the patron saint of Infantry?

St. Maurice
Today marks the Feast Day of St. Maurice, Patron Saint of Infantry. Maurice was a leader of the Roman Theban legion in the 3rd century. While it’s impossible to prove the story of Maurice is historical in all its details, Christians serving in the Roman army at the time did face persecution and death.

What is Saint Maurice known for?

Saint Maurice, (died c. 286, Agaunum, near Geneva; feast day September 22), Christian soldier whose alleged martyrdom, with his comrades, inspired a cult still practiced today. Among those martyred with him were SS. Vitalis, Candidus, and Exuperius.

Who is the saint that protects Soldiers?

So, what is the historical link between Saint Michael and the military community? During medieval times the Catholic Church chose Michael to be the patron of the military. As a patron saint, he was an advocate and intercessor to God on behalf of the military.

What is the Doughboy Award?

The Doughboy Award is presented annually to recognize an individual for outstanding contributions to the United States Army Infantry. The award is presented on behalf of all Infantrymen past and present.

Who is the patron saint of brotherhood?

St. Andrew, also called Saint Andrew the Apostle, (died 60/70 ce, Patras, Achaia [Greece]; feast day November 30), one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus and the brother of St.