Maria Theresia Honor Medal

Introduction: The Maria Theresia Honor Medal (Maria Theresia Gnadenmedaille) was founded in 1754 to honor those who provided especially meritorious service in support of the Empress. Date Issued: 1754 –1765 Reason Issued: As a reward for especially meritorious service in support of the Empress. Classes or Types: 

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Bavarian Staff Sergeant and Pilot Johann Brunner

  Johann Brunner was born on June 1, 1896 at Leonberg in the Oberpfalz.  In peacetime he was a pupil at the Unteroffizierschule (Non-Commission Officer School) at Fürstenfeldbruck.     In early 1915 Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment 13 was transferred from the 5th Bavarian Reserve Division on

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