Monthly archive for May 2017

What’s in a theme?

Most of the blogs on the OMSA site are educational in nature. I am not sure this one will be. This is more like a Merriam-Webster definition: Define blog: a Web site on which someone writes about personal opinions, activities, and experiences; I think one of the

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Honor Medal, 1789-1791

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the 1789-1791 Honor Medal (Ehren Medaille). This was in fact the first medal issued by the Austrian Empire specifically as a bravery medal. In this and subsequent blogs I am going to take the reader through the evolution

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The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 3

In my previous blogs entitled “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 1” and “The 1815 Reorganization of the Order of the Bath – Part 2”,  I discussed the establishment of the newly created three classes of the Order of the Bath and

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Olmutz Military Medal

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Olmutz Military Medal (Olmütz Militärmedaille) which was issued by the Civil Board of the town of Olmutz as an award to ten of its citizens who at the request of the town council formed the Olmutz Volunteer

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Joseph Ritter von Steiner

Joseph Steiner was born on November 24, 1895 at Langenreichen, Schwaben to master-cooper, farmer, and Mayor of Langenreichen Josef and his wife Josefa.  He was one of ten (10) children.  He later completed his studies to become a teacher at the Teacher Education Institution at Lauingen/Donau, and then on

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