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The inscription on the obverse is “Military Commissariat 1918-2018” so it appears to be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Military Commissariat, but I agree that it does not appear to be Russian.
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Not sure what it represents but it appears to be connected to the Knights of Columbus.
For those who read Russian a good book to trace the activities of Soviet units during the Great Patriotic War is: published in 1985 by Voenizdat. It is 598 pages and lists each of the cities liberated by Soviet units during the GPW and the names of all the units involved (down to division or separate regiment level) with the name of the commander of the unit at the time.
There is a short article about this exhibit by the museum curator in the May-June issue of which should be in your mailboxes by the last week in May. Dick Flory
According to the data I have Marcel Albert did receive the Order of Liberation.
An in-depth and well-illustrated article on any Danish order or decoration except the Order of Dannebrog would be great. If you have some ideas about articles on particular Danish orders or medals drop me an email and I would be happy to discuss it with you (my contact details are on the table of contents page of each issue of ). A copy of the Author’s Guide is available on this website or I can email you a copy. Looking forward to receiving some articles from you.
Dick Flory, Editor
There is no question about the authenticity of the Pennsylvania Mexican Border Medal. The medals are all genuine but many of the ones currently on sale on eBay and by numerous dealers are ones that were never issued. The medal is numbered on the edge of the rim and those that are genuinely issued can be attributed by the medal cards that are available on the Internet (http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/ … rchiveID=9). I don’t know what the highest number is that was actually issued but I would be careful with any five-digit numbers. Unissued examples this medal and the Pennsylvania World War I National Guard Medal in their original boxes must have been sold by the either the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or Davidson in reasonably large quantities as they seem to be available everywhere. Jeff Floyd can probably more definitive on this issue.
I have a Pennsylvania Mexican Border Service Medal numbered 1613 and issued to Pvt. George C. Jones, B Battery, 3rd Field Artillery, Pennsylvania National Guard. The medal card for his medal is attached.
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Kevin: I look forward to receiving your article. Regards, Dick Flory
Kevin: John’s advice to look at the Author’s Guide is the first step anyone interested in authoring an article should take, but for the record below are answers to the questions you asked:
1. All images for the need to be at publication size and at 300 dpi resolution. Images for single medals should be approximately 3.0 to 3.5 inches in width, with corresponding greater widths for additional medals. We are limited to about 6.4 inches width for images (the useable width of the page). It is better for the photo to be too large, rather than too small.
2. The aspect ratio should be what ever the proportion of length and width are for the actual item.
3. Times New Roman 11 is used for the text of articles. Captions are Times New Roman 10 bold italic.
4. The is digitally prepared in ‘In Design’ which requires that the photos and text be inserted separately. Because of that the text should be submitted in MS Word without photos and the photos should be submitted as separate jpeg or tiff files.
All of this information, and much more, can be found in the Author’s Guide.
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone if you have further questions. My contact information can be found on the right side of the Table of Contents page of each issue of . I look forward to receiving your article.
Regards, Dick Flory, EditorOctober 22, 2011 at 3:45 am in reply to: Numbered US Army DSM list with recipients’ names ? #15140
Gleim, Albert F. and Lelle, John E. (Planchet Press Pub 6A). Arlington, VA: Planchet Press 1983, 1990. If you need a look-up for a particular number feel free to PM me. It only covers the first 2184 numbers with numerous missing numbers. Regards, Dick Flory
John: Thank for that plug. As you are probably aware, I have brought this to Howard’s attention on the British Medal Forum. My research indicates that 1914-15 Stars issued by the British government prior to mid-1923 have ’round-back reverse suspensions and that virtually all 1914-15 Stars issued by the British government after mid-1923 have ‘flat-backed’ reverse suspensions. A number of collectors of Indian medals have indicated that 1914-15 Stars issued by the Indian government have ‘flat-backed’ reverse suspensions. John Hayward has also published an article on the Spink website indicating that his research also shows that there are many genuine 1914-1915 Stars with ‘flat-backed’ reverse suspensions.
I would also mention that Howard’s Type I naming for the 1914-15 Star is not the first type. The first type of naming on those stars has a colon after the rank (see below). It appears to be found only on 1914-15 Stars issued in 1920 and 1921.
There are also numerous Soviet encyclopedias that contain biographies and photos of various military, naval and air force higher officers many of whom did not receive the HSU. Two of these are with bios of WW2 Soviet officers and with bios of Soviet officers from all eras.
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Doc: There are also a number of Soviet books on recipients of orders and decorations other than the HSU. The largest set is which is in at least 10 volumes, each covering about 30 men (see attachment below). Another, , by Aron Abramovich covers Jewish recipients of Soviet orders and medals up through the Battle of Stalingrad.
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