President Truman Awards Legion Of Merit To Soviet Colonel

After Truman became President, he continued the tradition begun by President Roosevelt, of presenting Soviet officers with the Legion of Merit for outstanding bravery during WWII. (For information on the award, see the FDR listing on this website) This citation is for Lieutenant Colonel Sergei Stepanovitch Sergeef, 20th Budapest Guard Infantry Corps, Red Army, who displayed "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services contributing materially to the success of combined operations in Europe." Signed, "Harry S. Truman", on White House stationary.