Question on a medal?

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lndlf
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Question on a medal?

Post by lndlf » 26 Nov 2018 11:42

Hi all,

I have a document signed on 15 september 1941
It says

PUOLUSTUSVOIMAIN YLIPÄÄLLIKÖN

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.

Mangrove
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Re: Question on a medal?

Post by Mangrove » 26 Nov 2018 16:36

lndlf wrote:
26 Nov 2018 11:42
Also, do you think it could be worthwhile contacting vapaudenristinritarikunta.fi and ask if they have documentation on WHY he was given this medal?
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.

Esa K
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Re: Question on a medal?

Post by Esa K » 27 Nov 2018 14:24

Hi.

About the injury/wounding aspect of the medal, something in this old thread: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=84877

Best regards

Esa K

Seppo Koivisto
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Re: Question on a medal?

Post by Seppo Koivisto » 01 Dec 2018 01:10

For example this researcher seems to find out why decoration were awarded for 147 euros (have no connection with it).
http://propatria.fi/kunniamerkit-ja-ylennykset/

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