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Military Merit Medal with RARE booklet

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I just received this awesome grouping yesterday! I love it. I have not seen another Military Merit Booklet anywhere.

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Another couple of views. Notice the matching serial numbers in the booklet and the medal.

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I have Military Merit MEDAL NO 2228049 with Booklet . It seems the medal is awarded to an Azerbajanian.

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more pic

Edited by ssln

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Nice! When was the Labor Medal awarded?

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The Labor Medal was awarded in Oct.1. 1943. and the Military Merit medal was awarded in FEB.1 1945 which may be as the same date as yours.

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Great set. I have not seen that drape on a numbered labor medal. The medals look really shiney too.

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I think the awaredee was instead of the triangular suspension device by a later type suspension device .

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Very interesting, both sets. Do either of you have research? If neither of you have research, it would be great if you could order it. I would bet money that both medals were awarded on the same day by the same unit, given the document types, serial numbers, and handwriting. Unfortunately, neither recipient comes up in Podvignaroda. But I think that further suggests they were awarded together. ...I'll also bet they were NKVD because of the document type and the presence of the Valiant Labor medal.

If this does turn out to be the case, it would be one step more incredible, in my opinion, if you could work out a way to unite both in one collection.

Cheers, :beer:

Alex

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That would be cool. Do you think that these are most likely long service awards?

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That would be cool. Do you think that these are most likely long service awards?

There was a 15 January 1945 NKVD long service decree, so perhaps.

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Just submitted for research!!

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Sounds good! Leon posted on the other forum that his research attempt by name was unsuccessful, so he is trying again by number. Fingers crossed for both of you.

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