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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2002

Medals of the Second World War

Netherlands Lanyard

Netherlands Lanyard
Netherlands' Lanyard

The Netherlands' Lanyard is another foreign decoration awarded to United States troops during the Second World War. It is a single orange cord looped around the left shoulder with a snap that is hooked on the botton left breast pocket. The decoration is awarded by citations to units in recognition of accomplishments corresponding to the Military Order of William. This order was founded in 1815 and is the Netherlands' highest. Unlike the Fourragére the lanyard can only be worn by those who were members of the unit when the award was conferred. Only one citation is required for award of the Lanyard. The Lanyard can be worn along with the Fourragére.

(Thanks to William Emerson for his help with this section.)
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