Auction 102

Lot 48:

HARRY TRUMAN SIGNED AWARD TO RUSSIAN SOLDIER

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A citation for the Legion of Merit issued to Red Army Lieutenant Colonel Semen Popov signed by President Harry S. Truman on April 9, 1946, on White House letterhead, the document being a typed citation for the Legion of Merit, degree of Legionnaire. Signed in bold black ink by Truman at the base of the letter. Together with The United States of America Legion of Merit Award, Washington, 9th April 1946, to Lieutenant Colonel Semen I. Popov, Red Army, Red Army, degree of Legionnaire. Signed at the base by Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson and by US Army Adjutant General Edward F. Witsell. With pencil note in Cyrillic at the head of both documents.

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