All men gave some. Some men gave more than some.
— The Soldier
The Gentle Manne's Service Medal is a cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a small, circular gold medal, worn on the chest with a team-colored ribbon.
The item's description was written by Lamech for the Hat Describing Contest.
This item was awarded to the first 11,111 players who visited a hidden page on the Classless Update website.
August 13, 2009 Patch
- The Gentle Manne's Service Medal was added to the game.
August 21, 2009 Patch
- [Undocumented] The Gentle Manne's Service Medals became individually numbered up to #11,111 in the item's description.
September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
- [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Gentle Manne's Service Medal.
October 6, 2010 Patch
- Fixed the medal number for the Gentle Manne's Service Medal not displaying properly.
October 8, 2010 Patch
- The Gentle Manne's Service Medal was made nameable.
October 27, 2010 Patch (Scream Fortress Update)
- [Undocumented] The Gentle Manne's Service Medal is now tradable.
January 3, 2011 Patch
July 20, 2011 Patch
- [Undocumented] Fixed issue with the Gentle Manne's Service Medal not appearing.
June 11, 2012 Patch
- Fixed the Gentle Manne's Service Medal not being drawn when equipped.
- [Undocumented] The Gentle Manne's Service Medal now makes small metal sounds in the backpack.
September 17, 2014 Patch
- Added the Limited attribute to the Gentle Manne's Service Medal.
- Upon winning a charity auction for Child's Play, a Team Fortress 2 player named Vulcnor received Gentle Manne's Service Medal No. 11,112, along with one of every other game item.
- The Soldier is notorious for making his own medals.
- The name of the hidden page (today_is_a_good_day) is a reference to one of the Soldier responses.
- 38 un-numbered medals were granted to Valve employees.
- A medal that resembles this item was placed on the RED and BLU Soldier action figures.
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