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Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)

The Order was instituted by King William I in 1815 and is the highest military Order in the Netherlands. It is awarded to military personnel of all ranks and services as well as to civilians for 'most conspicious acts of bravery, leadership and extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy'. The badge is an eight-pointed Maltese cross of white enamel, each point being tipped by a golden pearl. On the arms, the words 'Voor moed, beleid en trouw' (For Courage, Conduct and Loyalty). The cross rests on a saltire of laurels. The reverse shows a medaillion of blue enamel with the letter 'W' on it and a laurel wreath.
The badge is suspended from the Royal Crown with a ring on top through which the ribbon passes. The ribbon is yellow with two broad stripes of purple. The Knight Fourth Class is the lowest class of the Order; the recipient wears a badge in silver and enamel.

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Parker, Edward Nelson "Butch"* July 28th, 1904
October 15th, 1989

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Posthumus, Conrad Valentin* March 10th, 1907
August 20th, 1975

Peters, Jan Mathijs* October 11th, 1908
January 25th, 1952

Peelen, Jan* December 9th, 1910
April 21st, 1997

Paulen, ir. Adriaan* October 12th, 1902
May 14th, 1985

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