The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum  
  • Serial Numbers Database 2.0
Enter Here

vBClassified Featured Listings
Shepil Labor Duo
Ukrainian NKVD/KGB 50th Anniversary Badge - B..,
Zoloznii Aviation Duo
Titarenko Lbr Vet
Echoes of War

Go Back   The Soviet Military Awards Page Forum > Soviet Awards Forums > Soviet Sphere > Democratic Republic Of Afghanistan > Afghan Titles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
Dat Nguyen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 54
Posts: 215
Hero Of The Revolution.

Greetings,

Does any members have a photo of the Afghan Hero of the Revolution, Hero of Labour and the Medal for Heroic Mother?

I have yet seen even a photo of these items. Any help is greatly appreciated.

v/r
Dat Nguyen
Dat Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 09-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #2
medals73
Senior Member
 
medals73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Earth, most of the time
Posts: 2,017
Re: Anyone ???

These are incredibly elusive. Some say that with the exception of the Hero, no badges ever existed, just titles. Who knows.

Met a fellow when I was there who was a "hero" but he was a difficult case (on many levels) and did not respond to my plea to see and photograph his medals. (Many had buried their medals, along with their vodka, during the Taliban years.)

There is the image from Г. Г. Тисов & В. Н. Ширшов, Государственные Награды Афганисана (Москва: 1998).

And I have a second image (source obscure) that claims to be the Hero, but it is too close to the Star 1st class on a goofy mounting for me to be 100% comfortable.

Would love to know more!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hero1.jpg (15.0 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg Hero2.jpg (44.2 KB, 14 views)
medals73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
medals73
Senior Member
 
medals73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Earth, most of the time
Posts: 2,017
Re: Anyone ???

I have seen this described as the Mother Heroine, but I don't believe it.

For every bit of reliable information on Afghan awards there seem to be 300 bits of poisoned information.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hero3.jpg (16.8 KB, 5 views)
medals73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
Dat Nguyen
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 54
Posts: 215
Re: Anyone ???

Ahhh a view of the illusive medal. I can now go to bed in peace.

Thank you very much. Are you currently 'here'?

Dat
Dat Nguyen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 05:37 PM   #5
medals73
Senior Member
 
medals73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Earth, most of the time
Posts: 2,017
Re: Anyone ???

Wherever I am, I am always "here".

Was last in Afghanistan in May 2002 (with the UN and Afghan Provisional Government, NOT any military). Maintain contact with the (Afghan) friends I made then.
medals73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Badge "X Years Of The October Revolution". new world Veterans And Commemoratives 7 03-25-2016 08:49 AM
A nice Oct Revolution and Glory 2nd FS Dave Sold Soviet Awards Archive 3 06-29-2007 04:31 PM
bye bye Revolution Day... DougD General Talk Archive 3 01-13-2005 10:34 AM

VHTF - CIA SOG Special Operations Group CYPHER ALGORITHM ENCRYPTED COMPASS Coin
$3499.99
VHTF - CIA SOG Special Operations Group CYPHER ALGORITHM ENCRYPTED COMPASS Coin pictureTokyo gauge manufacturing JAPANESE WORLD WAR 2 WARSHIP COMPASS in box w/flag 
$2995.0
Tokyo gauge manufacturing JAPANESE WORLD WAR 2  WARSHIP COMPASS in box w/flag  pictureWWII German Luftwaffe Flight Instrument Compass Fernkurskreisel Bauart Askania
$2500.0
WWII German Luftwaffe Flight Instrument Compass Fernkurskreisel Bauart Askania  pictureWW2 German Wehrmacht Panzer OK38 Orterkompass - TURRET COMPASS - Tiger Panther
$2499.99
WW2 German Wehrmacht Panzer OK38 Orterkompass - TURRET COMPASS - Tiger Panther pictureSUBMARINE COMPASS Cabin Germany Kriegsmarine 1940-th WWII Antique Original RARE
$1999.0
SUBMARINE COMPASS Cabin Germany Kriegsmarine 1940-th WWII Antique Original RARE picture



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2011 Arthur G. Bates III