Medal, Order of the Condor of the Andes, James H. Doolittle

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    Medal, Order of the Condor of the Andes, James H. Doolittle

    Silver gilt and blue enamel Maltese cross with ball-tipped finials and enamel flowers between the arms. The cross is suspended under an Andean condor. The central disc features an enamel medallion with the mountain of Potosi and a radiant gold sun in a blue sky. The disc is surrounded by a white enamel ring bearing the words "LA UNION ES LA FUERZA - MCMXXV" ("Strength through Unity - 1925"). The reverse is a red enamel medallion bearing the gilt letters "RB" for "Republica Boliviano."

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The Order of the Condor of the Andes (Spanish: Nacional del Cóndor de los Andes) is a state decoration of Bolivia that was instituted on 12 April 1925. The Order is awarded for exceptional merit by Bolivians or foreign nationals, and can be awarded to both civilian or military personnel. There are six grades: Collar, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight.