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Order of the Red Star, #2711609, Communications Chief

Article about: Award Card 1. Last name: Veresenko 2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Fedorovich 3. Rank: Lieutenant 4. Gender: Male 5. Birthyear: 1919 6. Birthplace: Kiev Oblast, Kaganovich Region, village o

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #2711609, Communications Chief

    Award Card

    1. Last name: Veresenko
    2. Name and patrionymic: Nikolai Fedorovich
    3. Rank: Lieutenant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1919
    6. Birthplace: Kiev Oblast, Kaganovich Region, village of Korolevka
    7. Party membership: n/a
    8. Education: mid-leve
    9. Nationality: Ukrainian
    10. Time in Red Army: 12.1939-6.1945
    11. Place of service at awarding: Regimental Chief of Communications – 631st Rifle Regiment, 59th Rifle Division
    12. Place of work at present: temporarily unemployed; in the reserves
    13. Home address: Kiev, Dmitrievskaya St. #37, Apt. 6

    14. Awards:

    Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization

    Red Star 2.711.609 Edict dated 6.11.45

    Verified by Kiev Municipal Military Commissariat Colonel Dubovenko on 23rd May, 1947


    Award Sheet

    1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Veresenko, Nikolai Fedorovich
    2. Rank: Lieutenant
    3. Duty position: Chief of Communications – 631st Rifle Regiment, 59th Rifle Division, 4th Shock Army, South West Front; now Deputy Chief, 1st Section Oktyabrskii Regional Military Commissariat
    Recommendation for the Order of the Red Star
    4. Born: 1919
    5. Nationality: Ukrainian
    6. Party membership: n/a
    7. Previous combat: near Voronezh, village of Bolshaya Vereika 18th April, 1942 through August, 1942
    8. Wounds or shell-shock: one serious wound and one light wound 28.11.42
    9. In Red Army: since 1939
    10. Inducted by: (?) Novicheskii Regional Military Commissariat, Kiev Oblast
    11. Previous awards: n/a
    12. Home of record: Kiev, Dmitrievskaya 37/12

    Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

    1. While (?) in the 40[trans: sic] Shock Army, (?) Rifle Division, 631st Rifle Regiment as the Chief of Communications (?). Bolshaya Vereika (Voronezh Oblast) with his senior adjutant captured a feldwebel, corporal, and an armored personnel vehicle.

    2. As Chief of Communications, 2nd Battalion, 631st Rifle Regiment he was recommended by the battalion commissar for the Order of the Red Banner for supplying continuous communications between the battalion and the higher regiment and subordinate companies, however soon after he was released from the units due to a wound and has not received the decoration to date.

    3. As 631st Rifle Regiment Chief of Communications during a penetration of our regiment by German tanks, two tank went deep into our defense and put out of action an anti-tank rifle crew and advanced on the regiment’s central telephone station, he disabled a German tank with an anti-tank grenade, thus saving the central telephone station and the regiment’s chief of staff.

    He is deserving of the Order of the Red Star.

    Signed Oktyabrskii Regional Military Commissariat official Captain Bezbodolov
    Endorsed Kiev Municipal Commissariat official Lieutenant Colonel (?) on 12th October, 1944

    Endorsed Kiev Military District Commander General-Lieutenant Gerasimenko and Member of the Military Committee General Major P. Kulakov on 8th February, 1945


    Lieutenant Nikolai Fedorovich Veresenko's Order of the Red Star, #2711609.
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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #2711609, Communications Chief

    Another super award, Bill. I love the research you gather. It's nice to read the reasons for te recommendation for the award. Thank you for showing another beauty!
    Last edited by MD Helmets; 06-18-2013 at 05:31 PM. Reason: Dang auto spell

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #2711609, Communications Chief

    You're welcome!

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