Sorry, everyone, for seeming to slacken on the blog. It's true that I haven't been able to post as frequently but that's because I've been busy trying to get the Advanced Readers Copies printed for the Jewish Book Council, and no matter how hard I try (pushy, but polite) I can't seem to make a certain printer in Tennessee move more quickly. I've already written to the Jewish Book Council and volunteered to send out my books at my own expense since I won't be able to get 100 copies to the New Jersey warehouse by the deadline (not that I didn't do Everything in my power to try),but I haven't gotten a response from them yet. Meanwhile, I keep trying to motivate the printer to act more quickly . . .
But in the meantime, my mother found her father's medal from the war, cleaned it up and sent it to me, which I've scanned and post below in the hopes that someone who read Cyrillic can tell me what it means.