Help to identify an Austro-Hungarian award please?

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RttfDietz
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Help to identify an Austro-Hungarian award please?

Post by RttfDietz » 19 Dec 2005 16:45

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welc ... G7Jkzas2H9


I'm throwing this open to the widest audiance as possible, this picture is of my great uncle Gerhard Steiner, he was an austrian count and had a carreer with the US military in the 40's. Hence what I belive are american medals on his dinner jacket, what though is the neck order he is wearing? Is it an Austrian one?

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Post by Karl » 21 Dec 2005 16:38

You should just post that on the awards forum and see what happens. If it is some kind of a-h order, it would be news to me.

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Post by maxxx » 21 Dec 2005 18:52

I cant see any austro-hungarian medals on this foto....???

I agree, the smaller ones have the rectangular ribbons typical for british/us. decorations, but the neck cross is neither austro-hungarian, austrian first or second republic.

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Post by Karl » 23 Dec 2005 04:32

...looks like something Prussians would make. :)

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Possible ID

Post by Von Husinetz » 17 Feb 2006 05:00

The award appears to be the neck ribbon and Maltese cross of the Military and Hospitaler Order of Saint Lazarus. The color of the cross and ribbon in the photo are somewhat unclear. It is likely it may be the cross and ribbon of another order The military awards on the left breast are U.S. miniatures and include a WW2 occupation award. The St. Lazarus order is an interdenominational, quasi-religious, organization which draws most of it's U.S. membership, I believe, from Anglicans/Episcopalians. It is not an hereditary order.

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