Once a year, Israel’s Jewish war veterans don suit jackets and uniforms dripping in Red Army medals, the shiny bronzes and silvers pinned to their chests in tight rows like armor.
About 500,000 Jews served in the Soviet Red Army during World War II. Most of those still alive today - about 7,000 - are said to live in Israel.
Can someone tell me the regulations on the wearing of medals and ribbons for these guys? Kinda just looks like they throw ‘em on.
Well considering that they fought in WWII and they’re old as balls I don’t think anyone would want to try to correct them seeing as how they’re veterans and all. They may not even have regs for veterans’ wear of medals…
World War II veteran from Belarus Knostantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits in hopes of finding other men from his unit at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2011.
This picture made me sad. To think that there will be a few less friends from your unit until that one year you’re the last one, just waiting.
*I saw an edited photo that really hit hard onto my comment that I had to add it with the source. Now this photo makes me even more sad. Considering the original pic was taken almost 2 years ago, maybe he’s finally with his unit again.