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I have a document signed on 15 september 1941
valtuuttamana ja nimessä olen sotilaallisista ansioistanne myöntänyt Teille : NAME
Then the medal, which was the 1 lk. vapaudenmitalin.
Signed by 6. Divisiooonan komentaja.
He was serving in the 35. Rajajääkärikomppania during this time.
A few questions.
I have read on the internet that these medals were issued to injured soldiers(?)
But we have not found anything in his kantakortti stating that he was injured during the war.
Why could he have been awarded this particular medal in the middle of the attacks into Russia during the continuation war?
Also, do you think it could be worthwhile contacting vapaudenristinritarikunta.fi and ask if they have documentation on WHY he was given this medal?
Thanks in advance.
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The wartime archives of the Order are located in the National Archives of Finland. The documention usually exists for even Medal of Liberty, 1st Class. However, they are usually quite short, e.g. "due to service during the Winter War". The most likely location of the documention for Medal of Liberty is under the archives of the battalion, regiment or even the division the soldier served in.
If you can't visit the archives personally, you can pay the National Archives or some individual to located the files and send you the copies.