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we are looking for our relative who was born in Teplitz-Schönau in Bohemia in 1933, expelled to Germany in 1946 with his family, lived in Neustadt/Hessen up to 1960 and then was lost. Nobody knows what happened to him except he travelled a lot, lived in France for a while and maybe recruited to foreign legion.

We have his picture in some army uniform. Does somebody recognize what kind of army could it be?


Thank you very much.


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Hello Tomas, Hard to determine because the type of uniform is common to many countries, of some interest are the Shoulder boards but sadly are not clearly visibles . I think more in Belgium than France because of the SBs . Belgian Ecole Royal Militaire Cadets used SBs of twisted cord in diverse colours, according to the year . the Buttons appears as those of the Belgian Chasseurs,with a horn in the center. En fin... someone could make a better contribution

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Thank you for the ideas. Unfortunately, I cannot provide better photo, because we got only this digital copy and do not have the original available.

We already tried to contact some foreign legion services if they could have some information about him but no positive response from anyone.

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Wearing a pucelle on the shoulder shows the former regiment where he came from.

On 19/12/2020 at 22:05, Chris Boonzaier said:

It is indeed 13eme DBLE, looks like an Indochine + Algeria vet I think he has a TOE, OM. Indo medal on the top row...

Medaille Indochine, are you sure?

I zoomed the placard ... the stripes does not fit.

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  • 3 weeks later...

ausgabe78.pdf (deutsche-gesellschaft-fuer-ordenskunde.de)

look at picture 20


the ribbons look the same than these in your picture


Here also the ribbon bar looks like in your picture. 

legion etrangere indochine uniform - Google Suche


I think the second is the Medaille Outre Mer and the picture was taken before 1953, the year the Commemo Indochine was introduced.

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