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    WWII Legion of Merit Awarded to Russian Red Army LT. Colonel Ivan F. Andrianov With Citation Signed by President Harry S. Truman, May 22, 1946 Including the Original Award Document. The medal, citation and award document are framed and double-matted under glass to an overall size of 18 x 26 ½-inches. The group includes: 1.) The Legion of Merit, Legionnaire's Degree mounted in the upper left corner of the tableau. The medal measures approximately 47 mm x 47 mm and is complete with all enamel and the white-purple-white moire silk suspension ribbon. The medal has not been removed to verify if Lt. Col. Andrianov's name is engraved on the reverse or to determine if there any maker's marks present. 2.) Andrianov's citation document, 8 ½ x 11-inches, on The White House letterhead, Washington, undated [1946]. It reads in full: "CITATION FOR THE LEGION OF MERIT / Degree of Legionnaire / Lieutenant Colonel Ivan F. Andrianov, Division Engineer, 129th Infantry Division, Red Army, performed outstanding services from August 1944 to May 1945, displaying superior professional knowledge in the employment of the engineer troops under his command. He greatly aided the liquidation of German Troops northwest of Berlin. During the rapid advance of the division to the Elbe River, where they met XIII Corps, Ninth United States Army, he overcame innumerable obstacles and solved many engineering problems to accelerate the movement of the soldiers. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he directed engineering projects vital to the fulfillment of the division's mission and by so doing helped bring complete and final defeat to the German Army. / "Harry Truman". The document features a large, bold Truman signature. There are pencil notations in Russian at the top right corner not affecting the text of the document. 3.) The award document for the Legion of Merit, Degree of Legionnaire. Measuring approximately 11 ¾ x 9 ¾-inches. The document is printed with typed specifics and signed by Robert Patterson as Secretary of War and Major General Edward F. Whitsell as Adjutant General. With pencil notation in Russian in the upper right corner not affecting the text of the document.

    Condition: Excellent.


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