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Anyone know the different makers and serial number ranges for the LOM medals?

Looks like there is at least four different styles of numbers.

Thanks,

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On 11/2/2017 at 7:06 AM, sampo said:

Hi Sorry,

 

Wrong picture in the second post, moderator feel free to remove the double message!

Here the reverse of the commander Legion of merit...

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Impressive! That's only the third named Commander I've seen!


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Legion of Merit Commander grade awarded to Dr. General Hans Speidel.  Army of the Federal Republic of Germany and former Wehrmacht General. During WWII Hans Speidel held commands on both the Eastern and Western. In April 1944 he was chief of staff to Field Marshal Erwin Rommel when he played a role in the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Post war he joined the Bundeswehr becoming it's first Four Star General.  General Speidel, commanded NATO land forces in Central Europe from 1957 to 1963. He was recipient of both the Knights Cross and the Legion of Merit.
GENERAL ORDERS: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 12 (April 11, 1961)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, 20 July 1942, takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit, in the Degree of Commander to General Dr. Hans Speidel, Army of the Federal Republic of Germany, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States, from April 1957 to January 1961.
 

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Andrew:

That is a really amazing piece!

Dave


Only a weak society needs government protection or intervention before it pursues its resolve to preserve the truth. Truth needs neither handcuffs nor a badge for its vindication. -Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Peace is not the absence of war, but the defense of hard-won freedom. -Anton LaGuardia


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Beautiful with amazing history. Your lifesaving silver, 6th Corps Civil war and now this make a very impressive group.  My compliments.  Mike


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For some reason Speidel's surname is miss-spelled on the medal (Spiedel) but correctly spelled in the citation.


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1 hour ago, 3mxd said:

For some reason Speidel's surname is miss-spelled on the medal (Spiedel) but correctly spelled in the citation.

Not unusual to see misspellings, and with English ie and German ei being swapped it's understandable.


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Good evening (at least here in Europe).

 

Is there a website or another source were one can find the General Orders of the post WW2 Legion of Merits? 

 

I own a named LoM issued to a Dutch Airforce Colonel. It was issued in 1977. It would be very nice to have the GO.

 

Regards 

Herman 

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