Medalia "Meritul Militar" - Clasa 2
The Medal of Military Merit was instituted in 2 classes on June 10, 1954 with decree No. 211. This was a long service and good conduct medal with class II awarded for 5 years of service, class I for 10 years of service.
The obverse of the medal is composed of a wreath encircling a pair of crossed swords. There is a red enamed star at the bottom, and the letters "R.S.R." , or "R.P.R."
The reverse is the same, except that the swords have been replaced with the words, "MERITUL MILITAR" (Translation: Military Merit).
The medal is suspended from the distinctive communist tri-fold ribbon. It is light blue flanked with dark blue on the edges. A single thin white stripe runs down the middle of the ribbon.
The 2 classes of the medal were differentiated by the color of the medallion. Class I was in gold (gilt), class II was silvered.