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When did the Red Army/Soviet Army adopt...

Article about: ...the ribbon bar method of displaying awards? I am curious if such a ribbon bar is correct for use on a GPW era uniform? Was it used in lieu of displaying the medals, or in conjunction with

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    That's not correct, soldiers could have numerous wound stripes. I've seen countless pictures of soldiers with several wound stripes (yellow, red and the unofficial blue).

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    That's not correct, soldiers could have numerous wound stripes. I've seen countless pictures of soldiers with several wound stripes (yellow, red and the unofficial blue).
    Russian, and regular Army units did issue multiple stripes, but according to Ivan, in the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Army units, they were only issued one stripe, and then numerals for subsequent qualifying wounds. This seems to be how some of the Republics handled the system. He said that the numerals were left over from pre-Soviet times, whereas the stripes had to be paid for by the Republic.

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