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Order of the Red Star, #1812589, Horse Scout

Article about: Award Card Order Booklet B 171408 1. Last name: Sirotin 2. Name and patrionymic: Aleksandr Grigorevich 3. Rank: Guards Senior Sergeant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1907 6. Birthplace: Khark

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #1812589, Horse Scout

    Award Card

    Order Booklet B 171408

    1. Last name: Sirotin
    2. Name and patrionymic: Aleksandr Grigorevich
    3. Rank: Guards Senior Sergeant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1907
    6. Birthplace: Kharkov Oblast, village of Boshznetsovskii
    7. Party membership: since 1945
    8. Education: elementary
    9. Nationality: Ukrainian
    10. Time in Red Army: 22.06.1941-9.05.1945
    11. Place of service at awarding: Battery First Sergeant – 223rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 336th Rifle Division
    12. Place of work at present: (?) - Kharkov Oblast, Boshznetsovskii Region, Kirov Collective Farm
    13. Home address: Kharkov Oblast, Boshznetsovskii Region, Kirov Collective Farm

    14. Awards:
    Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization

    Red Star 1.812.589 336th Rifle Division dated 17.02.45

    Verified by Boshznetsovskii Regional Military Commissariat Chief of the 3rd Section Senior Lieutenant Vash(?) on 4th July, 1947


    Unit Award Order


    SECRET
    [trans: stamped “1st Ukrainian Front”] 1st Ukrainian Front, 60th Army, 15th Rifle Corps, 336th Zhitomir Rifle Division Order 013/N dated 17th February, 1945

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the following decorations for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s missions in the struggle against the German invaders and for having displayed valor and bravery:

    Order of the Red Star to:

    34. Sergeant Aleksandr Grigorevich Sirotin – Horse Scout, 408th Independent Reconnaissance Company

    Signed Commander, 236th Zhitomir Rifle Division, Colonel Grinwald-Mukho and Division Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Nikitin



    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Sirotin, Aleksandr Grigorevich
    2. Rank: Sergeant
    3. Duty position: Cavalryman/Scout – 336th Zhitomir Rifle Division
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1907
    5. Nationality: Ukrainian
    6. Party membership: candidate member since 17th January, 1942 #183361
    7. Previous combat: since 1941 on the Kalinin, Central, and 1 Ukrainian Fronts
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: shell-shocked 25.11.43 and lightly wounded 13.2.44
    9. In Red Army: since May, 1941
    10. Inducted by: Boshznetsovskii Regional Military Commissariat, Kharkov Oblast
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    During the attack on the population area of Duzha* on 18.1.1945 Comrade Sirotin and his squad had the mission to attract the enemy’s attention to permit the platoon to advance to the western edge of the city of Khzhapuv* to cut off the retreating enemy located in the city. The mission was accomplished and ten German prisoners were captured, as well as one enemy firing position and its crew destroyed.

    He is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Chief of Intelligence, 336th Zhitomir Rifle Division, Captain (?)akhomov on 13th February, 1945

    Endorsed Commander, 336th Zhitomir Rifle Division, Colonel Grinvald-Mukho on 14th February, 1945

    Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 336th Rifle Division Order 013/N dated 17.3.45, signed Division Chief of Personnel Major Stepanov on 17.2.45

    *Geographic place name is an approximation based off of transliterated Russian from German translated into English


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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #1812589, Horse Scout

    I echo my previous comments. Outstanding!

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