Original WWII German 25 Year FAITHFUL SERVICE Medal With Issue Document Named To A Nurse Certified. On January 30th, 1938, Hitler instituted the Faithful Service Decoration, in three classes, to recognize long-serving civil servants and public works personnel. The decorations were intended to be an incentive for the civilian population to foster workplace loyalty and create a stable civil service. A second class, die struck alloy decoration with silver wash plated highlights, a frosted silver finish and a black enamel swastika. The decoration is in the form of a cross Pattée with a circular oak-leaf wreath extending between the arms of the cross. The center of the cross has a square plate with a black enameled static swastika to the obverse, and the embossed Gothic script to the reverse, “Für treue Dienste” (For Loyal Service). The arms of the cross have a slightly textured background field with a smooth, dual stepped, raised outer edge. Complete with original ribbon. Has the original red cardboard case with silver printed “25” with maker tag. Typical age toning and some storage wear. 25 Year Service Medal Document was awarded to Nurse Franz Leibfried, from Sulzbach, Saar. The award was made 29 June 1940. As with all 25 Year awards, it has the facsimile Joachim Meissner signature and the embossed seal in the left corner. The document has a 4 way fold. Leibfriend’s 25 Year Medal is still in the original award box. The box has slight wear to it, but the corners remain firm. The maker label, R. Souval, Wein, VII, in in the top inside lid. The 25 Year Service Medal is absolutely beautiful. The silver is frosty! It is suspended from the original ribbon with the pin and catch attached to the reverse. And if you think about 25 years prior to 1940, he would have been a nurse in the First World War! a very Nice example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. A rare named artifact with case. Do not miss this!