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.Truman, Harry

Citation of Merit, Degree of Legionnaire issued to Major General Ivanovich Pauil Afoni, Commanding General of the 5th Guard Airborne Division. The document is on White House stationary and boldly signed by Truman. There is a pencil notation in the margin. It is accompanied by the actual award document signed by Robert Patterson as Sec. of War. Some corner bends and pencil notations in a blank margin. Truman only issued a few hundred of these citations but surprisingly few hit the market. These are a special form of presidential document and those issued to Russian’s are particularly nice pieces recalling the Russian contribution to victory over Hitler.