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Soviet awards for Afghanistan War (1979-1989)

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Thanks guys. I like the pics of the three guys with crabs. I note that two of them have Afghanistan awards as well.

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I think all three are Afgan veterans ;)

Another cavalier in color

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Here are his award cards, citation for the award, and a photo of Grizun with comrades at Bagram. He's the 4th from the right in the back row.

Nice photo of the group. They are standing on pierced steel planking that lasted till 2005. We nick name it "Steel Beach". The USAF tore it all up and lay down concrete instead. I kept a couple of connecting links as souvenir. Here is a photo of the work in progress.

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Excellent photos! I like the one with the three VERY highly decorated pilots. The one on the left must have seen a lot of action, as he has the Order of Lenin. I bet that not many were awarded for Afghanistan.

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... Order of Lenin. I bet that not many were awarded for Afghanistan.

103 orders (post #1)

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Not many at all. I bet that this would fetch a pretty penny from collectors.

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