|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||500.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Collectibles Auction - 27/07/2019 / Manuscripts / Lot 138
Truman, Harry S. -- Signed Citation For the Legion of Merit for a Soviet Officer. (1884-1972) 33rd President of the United States (1945-53). Typed document signed "Harry S Truman" as President, being a Citation for the Legion of Merit / Degree of Legionnaire, one page, on "The White House" letterhead, 10½ x 8", Washington, no date. The Citation reads, in part: "Lieutenant Colonel Michael Ulanovich Chernishev, Red Army, displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Commander of Artillery, 38th Infantry Guards Division, from 29 April to 9 May 1945. …His accomplishments contributed…to the shattering of German defenses in the vicinity of Schwerin, Germany and later to the link-up of the 38th Infantry Guards Division with elements of the 8th United States Infantry Division…." Signed by Truman in bold black ink. Fine. Accompanied by a Certificate: "Legion of Merit / Degree of Legionnaire to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Ulanovich Chernishev, Red Army," one page, 10 x 12", Washington, April 9, 1946. Signed at the conclusion by the Adjutant General and by Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson. Fine. Blind embossed War Dept. seal is at bottom center. A lovely, colorful Legion of Merit badge is depicted at top. Docketed at top right in Russian. Light toning, else fine.