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Some of my Soviet medal groups

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    Private Anton Alekseevich Kirichko, Machine Gunner, 83rd Naval Infantry Brigade

    Medal "For Bravery":

    Comrade A.A. Kirichko served in the Soviet Army from June 22, 1941 till July 1, 1945. Participated in the Great Patriotic War from March 1942 till May 18, 1942. On May 18, 1942 he was severely wounded in the battles against Germans as part of a naval brigade unit and was captured by the enemy while unconscious. Was held in the captivity from May 18, 1942 till April 9, 1945. Was liberated by American troops. Underwent special interviews from April 9, 1945 till July 1, 1945. Afterwards was discharged from the military. His wound is confirmed by the Medical Committee of the Zlatoust City Military Draft and Registration Office as of January 23, 1957. There are no other documents to confirm his wound. He is currently in disabled worker status, 3rd degree because of his illness.

    Has no disablement as the result of the wound.

    Has been working as an under-the-crane worker at the #1 rolling shop of the Zlatoust steel plant since October 23, 1945.

    Is characterized positively at his workplace.

    Conclusion: Deserves to be awarded the ‘For Bravery’ Medal for having been wounded while participating in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
    Due to the controversial nature of his service, this award did not come until 1957, after Stalin's death.



    It seems he was also a sloppy eater.
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    Guards Senior Sergeant (later Sergeant-Major) Sergeant Aleksandr Petrovich Panfilenko, 114th Guards Long Range Bomber Regiment

    Reeearch is pending, but the group is fully documented.

    After the war, served in the Kiev police.
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    Hi Ed, re Private Anton Alekseevich Kirichko. I guess being captured was bad enough, but being liberated by American forces and having had contact with the West his "crime" was further compounded. No wonder he was "interviewed" for so long...

    Yet another interesting group. Thanks!

    Cheers, Ade.

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    As a change of pace, a few singles.

    Red Army Man Lipa Moiseyevich (Leonid Mikhajlovich) Rozenfel’d, Sub-machine Gunner, 35th Tank Regiment

    Order of the Red Banner, type 3 - 75934

    Red Army Man Rosenfeld, was a member of a sub-machine gunners tank desant group that participated in the attack against the enemy in the region of Kiselev, South-West of Gostitschevo (Steppe Front, in the direction of Belgorod). On the front side of the German defense line, our attacking tanks were forced to move in a column, one behind another. The enemy, taking advantage of this fact, set up ambushes on both sides of the road and inflicted serious losses on the tank desant troops with hurricanes of machine gun fire.

    Comrade Rosenfeld together with two friends jumped off a tank and engaged a fight against a group of enemy machine gunners. The courageous soldier killed seven Germans, while the rest of them retreated.

    Comrade Rosenfeld advanced and joined the group of soldiers with the Commander at the head of the column.

    On the new frontline he shot 10 fascists, destroyed with grenades three dug-outs, a 75mm weapon and a tractor.

    He deserves the governmental award Order of the Red Banner.
    Southern Kursk front.
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    Junior Lieutenant Iosif Evstifeevich Tskhavrebov, Commander of the 3rd Battery of the 1438th Znamenski Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment

    Order of the Patriotic War, 1st - 58412

    Is devoted to the Party of Lenin-Stalin and the Socialist Motherland. In fights for the Socialist Motherland he has shown bravery and courage. During the battle for town of Znamenka on ___ 12.1943 he was the first to enter the town with self-propelled guns under his command. He destroyed 3 lorries, 7 machine guns, one armored vehicle, and captured one tank T-IV. On 10.12.1943 in the area of Sakharnaya station his battery destroyed two enemy tanks of type T-VI and one T-IV.

    By personal example he led his troops into battle, first crossing the railway line with his self-propelled guns and then led the charge into Znamenka station.

    He is worthy to be awarded with the governmental award, Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.
    The recommendation was signed on 20 December 1943, but he had been killed in action in the 10 December action described in the recommendation.
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    Private Petr Trifonovich Puzan, Loader, 182nd Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment

    Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class - 148227

    A loader in an SU-85, Private Puzan served in battles from 12 to 18 August 1944, acted bravely and continued uninterrupted fire. As a result of this, 2 enemy tanks, 2 guns, 2 machine guns and 20 Germans were destroyed.

    In the battle of Dachi Ostrievek, Private Puzan, under strong enemy mortar fire, transferred ammunition into the carriage and helped provide uninterrupted fire for the self-propelled gun.

    On 19 August 1944, in a damaged self-propelled gun, Private Puzan replaced the gunner and fired into the enemy to his last drop of blood. In this battle, loader Puzan died as a hero.

    For displaying valor and heroism, Private Puzan deserves the State Award, the Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class to be awarded posthumously.
    See also: Schwind, No Deed Forgotten, p. 117.
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    Private Irina Martynovna Malakova [female], 806th Tallinn Self-propelled Artillery Regiment, 59th Army

    Order of the Red Star, type 2 - 1354180

    During the fight for the liberation of the Polish Republic from the German Invaders, Comrade MAL’KOVA, while on the position of a repair shop type “A” driver, demonstrated herself as a brave and courageous soldier, and took care about her vehicle. Comrade MAL’KOVA followed the military frontline, delivered her car to malfunctioning military vehicles, coping with any tactically difficult situations and energetically participated in the repairing process. For the entire combat period, Comrade MAL’KOVA’s vehicle did not fall behind military vehicles due to technical malfunctioning.

    For the military services to the Motherland, Comrade MAL’KOVA deserves the governmental award Order of the “RED STAR”.
    She was 24 years old at the time.
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    Guards Junior Sergeant Mikhail Petrovich Smadik, 22nd Guards Cavalry Regiment, 5th Guards Cavalry Division

    Order of Glory, 3rd class, type 2, var. 2 - 336919

    On the 1st of May 1945, while attacking the front line of the enemy's defenses, Sergeant Smadik demonstrated courage and bravery while in the ranks of a mounted platoon. By his own initiative, during an attack in the area of Tsulen village, he chased the retreating enemy killing 4 soldiers with his blade and taking 2 German officers prisoner. To this date, Comrade Smadik has 56 exterminated fascists on his battle account. [Notches on his saber?]
    The only one I have ever seen that specified by the blade" He sounds a bit out of control? But he was, after all, just 19 at the time.

    Two bravery medals missing .
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    Private Nikolai Gavrilovich Zherebtsov, 100th Cavalry Regiment

    Order of Glory, 3rd class, type 2, var. 2 - 710249

    Comrade Zlierchtsov served in the Soviet Army since 07/15/1941 with the 100th cavalry regimen of the Leningrad Front. Participated in combat with his regiment as a cavalryman in rhe vicinity of Okulovka station and Porkhovsk area, Pskov Region. On 08/14/1941 during an offensive operation in the vicinity of the town of Porkhov he was wounded with shell fragmenrs into the right side of the thorax, both legs, the left buttock, and the same day was taken prisoner by Germans. There are no consequences of his wounds. The wounds were proved by the medical committee of the Smolnyi District Military Draft and Registration Office of the city of Leningrad on 16 May 1957. Liberated on 04/05/1945 by US troops in Western Germany and handed over to the Soviet Command in June 1945.

    Since 1955 on Iw has been working at the Kuibushev Carburetor Plant in Leningrad as a unit adjuster. From 1945 to 1955 he worked at the Volcano Plant as a unit adjuster. Comrade Zherebtsov is characterized as an honest and conscientious worker. Awarded a number of times, he is considered a community activist. This recommendation for a governmental award was coordinated with local Soviet and Party organizations.

    SUMMARY: Taking into consideration rhe wounds received in the battles while defending the Morherland, it is recommended that he be awarded rhe governmental award - the Medal 'For Combat Achievements'.
    This award was upgraded to the Order of Glory.

    After one month of combat, the 28-year-old cavalryman is wounded, captured and spends the war as a German prisoner. He was lucky to have survived.

    Like most awards to POWs, this came late, only after Stalin's death. In this case, in 1957.
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    This is the Soviet medal that got me hooked:

    First Sergeant of the Guards Alexandra Vasilyevna Grebenschchikova [female], Sanitary Instructor of motor rifle company, 1st Motor Rifle Battalion, 29th Guards Order of Bogdan Khemelnitsky 1st Degree Motor Rifle Brigade of Unech, The Guards Tank Ural-Lvov Voluntary Corps

    Order of Glory, 3rd class, type 2, var. 2 - 805395

    When fighting against German invaders Guards First Sergeant Grebenschchikova was among the first to cross in the forging of the River Oder [ca. 22 Jan 1945] and under strong machine-gun and artillery fire rendered medical assistance to 75 wounded. She took 63 heavily wounded persons with their personal weapons away from the battlefield.

    The Guards First Sergeant Grebenschchikova deserves a government award, Order of the Red Banner.
    While this award was down-graded to an Order of Glory, it was approved 20 March 1945. The medal, however, was not physically awarded until 28 March 1990. The 23 year old nurse finally got the award for her deeds when she was 70.
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