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Jan Pirog, October 21, 1919 - August 30, 2009. R.I.P.

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Iron Men With Eagles' Wings; Poland's Winged Hussars

1st Polish Armoured Division (by David Ryan and Stuart Groombridge)
(Polish Text by Witold Lawrynowicz, New Brunswick, USA)

The Order of the Virtuti Militari and its Cavaliers
First Polish Armoured Division
1e Poolse Pantserdivisie
(The Polish order of the VIRTUTI MILITARI was established 200 years ago by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski as the highest military decoration for gallantry the Polish nation bestows upon it's soldiers for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of duty. The VIRTUTI MILITARI is equivalent to the American MEDAL OF HONOR or the British VICTORIA CROSS.)
Please click on the link below to view confirmation of Jan's receipt of this prestigious award:

Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari Recipients (1792-1992)
Willie Glaser's War Memoirs

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