"O là.... o rompi"
Military Order of Italy
Decree of 5th June 1920
In the trials of the war, in trench or in battle, it showed sacrifice and courage; with audacity and tenacity, it controlled places and fortunes, consecrating the roman virtue of the sons of Italy. (1915-1918). (To the Infantry).
Golden Medal to the Military Valour
Decree of 30th January 1948
For the behavior of the "Tolmezzo", "Cividale" and "Gemona" Battalions during the Italian-Greek war: violent in the attacks, they won at Pindo; tenacious in the defence, they wrote pages of glory and blood on Mali, Scindeli and Golico, stopping the advance of the enemy forces. They deserved of their heroic and victorious war past on the mountains of Greece and Albania. (Greek front, Pindo, Mali, Scindeli, Golico. 28th October 1940 – 23rd April 1941).
Golden Medal to the Military Valour
Decree of 31st December 1947
Faithful of a glory tradition, with its "Tolmezzo", "Gemona" and "Cividale" Battalions and the 41st anti-tanks Company, it repelled violent attacks. Destined to another area for stopping the enemy's success, for more than thirty days, it resisted with tenacity to the pressure of the enemy that was superior in soldiers and vehicles' number, counterattacking it violently and giving proof of heroism and honour for the Homeland. After having received the order for the retreat, the survivors managed to open a way through the enemy encirclement, confirming the legendary virtues of the Alpine Troopers of Italy. (Russian front, 15th September 1942 – 1st February 1943).
Silver Medal to the Military Valour
Decree of 29th October 1922
For the valour and the tenacity showed in difficult situations by the "Fella", "Gemona" and "Canin" Battalions, reaffirming the war virtues of the people in Friuli. (Carnia, 24th May 1915; 6th November 1917).
Bronze Medal to the Army Valour
Decree of 2nd December 1977
The unit immediately intervened with all the available personnel in rescuing the populations of built-up areas of Val Fella, hit by the earthquake on 6th May 1976. Working in difficult conditions and endangering its life, the personnel did its best to rescue the wounded and the people buried under the ruins and to search missing people. Later it gave its contribution in the operations in the Municipalities of Gemona, Montenars and Venzone, organizing tent cities and providing food. Its hard work, that raised admiration and recognition by the Authorities and the population, contributed to limit the damages and strengthened the prestige of the Army. (High and central Friuli, 6th May – 15th June 1976. To the "Gemona" Alpine Troopers Battalion).
Silver Cross to the Army Merit
Decree of 28th July 1995
The “Gemona” Alpine Troopers Battalion
participated in the peacekeeping operations in Mozambique, constituting the
operational component of the national contingent of “Albatros”, employed in the
“Onumoz” mission. For three months of continuous efforts, working in difficult
and adverse weather conditions, on a wide territory and in an instable politic
context, the Battalion performed its duties preventing any incident. With its
efficiency, determination and high sense of discipline and honesty in human
relations, the Battalion guaranteed the practicability of the passageway in
Beira and the security in all its area of responsibility, restoring in that way
the normal life conditions for Mozambique people. Thanks to its military ethic
and high sense of human responsibility, the “Gemona” Alpine Troopers Battalion
demonstrated its suitability for the Italian Army in peacekeeping
interventions, contributing to increase the prestige on an international level
and giving example of professionalism and dedication. (Chimoio, Mozambique. 10th
February 1994 – 30th April 1994. To the “Gemona” Battalion).