People's Republic of Albania: Order "For the Defence of the Socialist Homeland"
Urdhëri "Për mbrojtjen e Atdheut Socialist"
Ribbon: Yellow with 1 to 3 red central stripes according to grade.
Instituted: 18 January 1965.
Awarded: To officers, warrant officers, and active duty soldiers, as well as reservists, police, military units & detachments of the Peoples Army, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Peoples Self Defense Volunteer Forces, and all citizens who during occasions of aggression and provocation towards the nation displayed distinguished leadership ability, skillful and exemplary duty, special service responsibilities, skillful utilization of combat equipment, and for daring feats of bravery to repel enemy forces.
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