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Posted: February 08, 2006 09:38 pm
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Did the Romanian Military in WWII have an equivalent to the US Distinguished Unit Citation?
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Posted: February 09, 2006 06:51 am
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Yes. Soldiers or units, that distinguished themselves on the battlefield could be cited by the higher echelons. Would you be interested in reading several such citations?
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Posted: February 09, 2006 04:34 pm
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I can't read Romanian. :(
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Posted: February 09, 2006 05:03 pm
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They would obviously be in English.
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Posted: February 13, 2006 08:29 am
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Then by all means, I would love to :)
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Posted: February 13, 2006 02:16 pm
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Order of the day no. 39/30 March 1943
The company of cpt. Nicolae Dabija, from the 38th Infantry Regiment distinguished itself especially at the beginning of February 1943, during the enemy landings in the Novorosiysk region.
Because of the determined leadership of cpt. Nicolae Dabija a of his soldiers, the company, although encircled held out for 4 days and 4 nights in front of enemy attacks carried out with superior numbers of men and supported by numerous tanks.
Being relieved by other forces, the company counterattacked and managed to destroy completely the enemy troops and to throw the remains in the Sea.
For its outstanding actions the company of cpt. Dabija Nicolae is cited by order of the day on the entire Army.

ss. Ion Antonescu
Marshal of Romania
and Leader of the State


Cpt. Nicolae Dabija commanded the 5th Company of the 38th Infantry Regiment. He received the Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd class and the German Cross in Gold for this action.
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