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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

… March on Moscow and the Great War




saltflats192922 Mar 2018 8:00 p.m. PST

And still doesn't look a day over 82.

Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Mar 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

He does not look anywhere near 128 years old?
However,, one never knows about things?

Russ Dunaway

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

Surviving either conflict would be cause for congratulation…….surviving both even more so, regardless of the 100 year gap issue.

Oliver Schmidt23 Mar 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

Great story ! Maybe he was fighting Napoleon Napoleon III in the Crimea ;-)

Can anybody identify the decorations on his chest ?

Which uniform does he wear ?


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2018 9:48 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.


PeterEm29 Mar 2018 4:02 a.m. PST

The tunic is Russian, but could come from any time in the last half of the 19th Century. There's no obvious arm of service indication, so the 14th what is anyone's guess. The white tapes on the pogoni says he's a sergeant, the larger chevrons on the arm show an impressive length of service. The cap looks a bit new (certainly newer than him) and has a Polish eagle on the front rather than a Russian one – perhaps a gift from the Poles who also found themselves in Kiev during 1920?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Good info my friend!…. thanks!


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