Grand Cross of the Iron Cross

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Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Awarded by the Empire of New Europe
Type: Military Medal
Awarded For: Gallantry in action against the enemy that is is above that of the Iron Cross 1st Class, but below that of the New European Gold Cross or Military Order of St Henry(Commander's Cross Class).
Status: Currently Awarded
Established: 10 May 2009
First Awarded: 10 May 2009
Distinct Recipients: Matthew I, of South Carolina, Emperor Wilhelm I.
Next (higher): New European Gold Cross
Next (lower): Iron Cross 1st Class

The Grand Cross of the Iron Cross is a high level award in the Empire of New Europe. It is seldom awarded, and when awarded it is for selfless acts of heroism, feats of extraordinary leadership, or both. The Grand Cross of the Iron Cross is a neck award, and is worn on its ribbon secured around the neck in uniform.