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By Sempad Shahnazarian

his is a copy of the 'Citation' awarded to Mr. Sempad Shahnazarian during his service with the French "Légion d’Orient" during World War I. The photo is courtesy of Arsen Shahnazarian showing his father Sempad (on the left) with two other soldiers.

La Légion d’Orient - Citation (French)

Le Général  Dufieu, Commandant La Première Division du Levant, cite à l’Ordre de la Division.

Le Sergeant Chahnazarian Sempad, de la Première Compagnie, du Quatrième Batallon, d’elite, très intelligent, très devoué.

Pendant les affaires d’El-Oghlou, il a été remarqué par son élan et sa tenacité au feu.

Dans toutes les operations de Marash, il a accomplie de plusieurs “Coups de Main” auxquels il était toujours volontaire.

Entrainant d’Hommes Remarquables, il a emmené au bout toutes les missions qu’à lui etaient confiés, et provoque l’admiration du Commandement.

Signé
Général Dufieu 

The Légion of the East - Citation (English)

Général Dufieu, Commander of the First Division of the Levant, mentions in the general orders of the Division:

Sergeant Shahnazarian Sempad, of the First Company, of the Fourth Battalion, as an elite member, very intelligent, and very devout.

During the Action of El-Oghlou, he is to be commended for his spirit and for his tenacity under fire.

In all the operations of Marash, he voluntarily initiated several surprise attacks.
 

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. Following the tradition of Commended Individuals, he brought to a satisfactory end all of the missions which were conferred to him, and he received the admiration of the Commandant.

Signed,
Général Dufieu 


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