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Formal portrait of a young Martin Gray in military uniform.

"[A]fter escaping from Treblinka . . . [Martin Gray] joined Polish partisans in the forests [and] then the Russian army, where he won the highest combat decorations (the Orders of Red Star, Patriotic War, and Alexandre Nevski) and field promotions to captain while fighting across eastern Europe . . . " The Fragile Miracle of Martin Gray, p. 22.

Photo from one of Martin Gray's snapshot albums