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Dedication
The Web page of "Czechoslovak military units in the USSR (1942-1945)" is dedicated to my grand-father and to all brave men and women, who fought and bled for freedom and independence of Czechoslovakia.

Michal Gelbič (1945) - © Michal GelbičMichal Gelbič
[08.08.1920-16.05.1994]
1st Czechoslovak army corps, 1st company of the 1st Czechoslovak independent engineering battalion

Grand-father's most valuable awards:
Cs. medal "For gallantry in the face of the enemy"
Czechoslovak war cross from 1939
Cs. medal "For gallantry in the face of the enemy"
Medal for Combat Service /USSR/
Badge "Excellent engineer" /USSR/
Czechoslovak war cross from 1939
Czechoslovak military medal "For merit" (1st grade)
Medal for the Victory over Germany /USSR/
Commemorative medal of the Czechoslovak army abroad
Medal for the Liberation of Prague /USSR/
Commemorative medal of the Battle of Dukla Pass

Nominated for higher award "Order of Glory" (3rd grade) /USSR/...

Michal Gelbič (06.10.1944, Czechoslovak borders) - © Museum Hrabyně
Michal Gelbic in documentary movie (06.10.1944, Czechoslovak borders), extract from movie

Michal Gelbič (06.10.1944, Czechoslovak borders) - © Milan Kopecký
1st Czechoslovak independent engineering battalion crossing state borders of Czechoslovakia (06.10.1944) - cover from Milan Kopecky's book. Michal Gelbic in view.


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