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  1. Gents, A dealer in the former Soyuz is currently asking $19,413.00 for this Full Cavalier set. The recipient was a private serving as a rifleman when recommended and approved for an erroneous second award of the OGIII for action during the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation in late April 1945. That error would be detected and corrected in December 1951. The erroneous second OGIII order was amended to rightfully award him the OGI. Regards, slava1stclass
  2. Gents, Currently available on Amazon. Price: $4,399.00. "A World War II Citation for Legion of Merit for a Russian Officer named Colonel Constantine Pavlovitch Mokal, written on official White House Stationary, signed by President Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of The United States Of America." Regards, slava1stclass
  3. Gents, This group sold for $9,265.00 on February 28, 2020, on a popular auction site located in the former Soyuz. Judging from the individual images included in the listing (which were not the best), I have my suspicions regarding the originality of several elements. Regards, slava1stclass
  4. Gents, This very fine OGI remains for sale via a well-known West European dealer. Current asking price: $11,340.00. All told, of the 2,656 Full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory, 280 were decorated with their final Order of Glory for valor in the Battle of Berlin. One point of clarification. When USSR refers to it as "One of the very last OG1s," he means that its serial number approached the highest recorded OGI serial number for an issued award. He did not mean to say it was one of the last issued in terms of calendar date. OGIs were not strictly issued in serial-number sequence. Regards, slava1stclass
  5. Gents, I finally got around to cross-checking this list which GHB kindly provided. It turns out the one DFC, two DSC and 57 Legion of Merit recipients on the list are in fact already known recipients. Regards, slava1stclass
  6. Gents, In cross-checking the recipients' names in the August 22, 1944, Pravda article against U.S. Army records, I detected a major error. The Red Army personnel listed as having been awarded the Legion of Merit in the degree of Legionnaire were in fact awarded the Silver Star. That said, the above original post is amended as follows: August 22nd, 1944, U.S. Military Awards Presentation at AMEMBASSY Moscow: Distinguished Service Cross - 25 presented Distinguished Flying Cross - 25 presented Silver Star - 90 presented Legion of Merit (Commander) - 25 Legion of Merit (Officer) - 30 Regards, slava1stclass
  7. Gents, CBE recipient Guards Lieutenant General S. I. Gorshkov. Regards, slava1stclass
  8. Gents, CBE recipient Guards Lieutenant General (Naval Aviation) V. I. Aladinskiy. CBE recipient Major General K. V. Sychev. Regards, slava1stclass
  9. Gents, DSO recipient Guards Major General V. A. Chistov. CBE recipient Guards Major General (Tank Troops) I. A. Taranov. CBE recipient Lieutenant General (Naval Infantry) P. A. Mogrunov. Regards, slava1stclass
  10. Gents,, Some guys love screw-back orders so much they simply say to hell with regulations. Major General A. O. Muratov is one such character. Regards, slava1stclass
  11. Gents, If you're going to wear a ribbon bar, there is nothing better than a pure wall of Lenins. Hero of Socialist Labor Major General (Engineering Technical Service) Yu. Ye. Maksarev. Regards. slava1stclass
  12. Gents, Yes, you are seeing correctly - he is a Major General. Major General (Administrative Service) A. D. Kalachev. Regards, slava1stclass
  13. Gents, My small contribution to the question Wild Card first posited in this thread on February 10, 2012. For the first time in English, detailed information is provided on the HSU titles awarded for valor in the Battle of Kursk: https://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Steppe-Valor-Battle-Kursk/dp/B086G27991/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1587388611&sr=1-3 Regards, slava1stclass
  14. Gents, Some four years on and this "set" is still looking for a home. The current asking price is 15,000.00 euros or approximately $16,400.00. Regards, slava1stclass
  15. Gents, Taking advantage of today's shelter-in-place environment, I completed my third book. I hope this finds you and yours well as you weather the ongoing corona virus storm. Stay safe. https://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Steppe-Valor-Battle-Kursk/dp/B086G27991/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1585736449&sr=1-4 Regards, slava1stclass
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