|The Order of the Virtuti Militari has been
established by the King Stanislaus August. It is the highest Polish military decoration
for the gallantry in the battle. There are five classes of the Order.
I class - The Great Cross granted to the heads of states.
II class - The Commander Cross granted to the distinguished military commanders.
III class - Cavalier Cross
IV class - Golden Cross
V class - Silver Cross
Virtuti Militari is an equivalent of the Amercian Medal of Honor and British Victoria Cross.
list of Popiels decorated with the Polish highest military order, Virtuti Militari. Data obtained form the site of professor dr. col. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski at http://www.wwdir.com/polishbk.html . At this time we do not have detailed information on the circumstances of award or sometimes dates. If anybody can furnish these details we will appreciate it.
|Popiel, (?)||December 26, 1807||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Leszek||1939-1945||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Ludwik||1939-1945||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Ludwik||September 15, 1831||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Mikolaj||April 24, 1946||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Waclaw||July 25, 1831||Golden cross|
|Popiel, Waclaw||January 9, 1947||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Wladyslaw||October 2, 1968||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Wladyslaw||July 27, 1922||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Wladyslaw||May 10, 1922||Silver cross|
|Popiel, Wojciech||1939-1945||Silver and golden cross
Interested in the order Virtuti Militari shall visit the site of professor dr. col. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski at http://www.wwdir.com/polishbk.html
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