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> Gen. Mihai Gheorghiu, mountain hunters
Alexandru C.
Posted: March 27, 2014 08:13 pm
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Please help, I'm looking for references about General Mihai Gheorghiu (my uncle) mountain hunters. Unfortunately I do not have data about his activity during the WW2, I do not know exactly if he became general during or after the war. I found an information, on this forum, that he was for a while the commander of the 7th Mountain Battalion, as Lieutenant Colonel. He died in 1970.
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http://min.us/i/7oa1p1IIHZGU

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Alexandru C.
Posted: March 28, 2014 08:06 pm
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I notice that there are three stripes on the epaulet that means colonel, at that time. Please confirm the degree.
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Posted: March 29, 2014 04:24 pm
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Yes, his rank is „Colonel” and he is a recipient of the Order of the Star of Romania, Officer grade, on his right sleeve we can see two „wounded in action” chevrons. Regards!

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Alexandru C.
Posted: March 29, 2014 08:50 pm
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Many thanks for all the details and for posting here the photo. I thought the chevrons are specific to mountain hunters uniform.
He also fought in WWI.
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Alexandru C.
Posted: March 30, 2014 01:22 pm
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A photo from the twenties with one chevron.
http://min.us/i/o9r1mrNWifAX

In the first photo there are two chevrons, I understand that one is given during the WWI? Maybe it is a naive question.
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Posted: March 30, 2014 02:58 pm
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Yes, he was wounded once in WW1 and a second time in WW2.
In this photo his rank is Captain and he wears a M 1921/23 or a M1927 uniform with what appears to be a M1909 cavalry officer sword.

He also spots four awards (f. left to r.):
Steaua României de război (cu spade) cu panglică de Virtutea Militară în grad de Cavaler;
Coroana României de război (cu spade) cu panglică de Virtutea Militară în grad de Cavaler;
Crucea Comemorativă Războiului 1916-1918/9 cu trei barete;
Medalia interaliată a Victoriei;

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Posted: March 30, 2014 08:24 pm
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Thank you very much!
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