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US Private, Holder of the Order of Glory

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    Hi Guys,

    Forgive me posting a few times, but I hope you'll enjoy some of these fun medal groups :-)

    Private James Beck, 318th Infantry, was awarded, The Silver Star, The Bronze Star, The Order of Glory (3rd Class) and the Croix De Guerre! He received his 'Order of Slava No.3' on the 14th May 1945, award no. 329812, by order of Lt General Zavataev commanding the 4th Army, he received his award in Linz Austria.

    "For Meritous Service in connection with military operations in the war against Germany"

    His citation is attached in full below, but basically he went out into open ground exposed to heavy fire and proceeded to 'knock-out' 2 Tanks with three bazooka shells, getting hit by machine gun fire in the process. He was not with the 318th when they liberated (I think) Buchenwald/Auschwitz.

    Tom

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    A brave man, takes some bottle to do that, thanks for posting
    Ben

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    Default Re: US Private, Holder of the Order of Glory

    No worries, it is a lovely little group, just a pity he never kept his USSR award....... maybe he never even received it officially??? I agree, wouldn't have got me out of a fox hole to do that ;-)

    ATB,
    Tom

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