Order of the Red Star, # 427798, Pontoneer , Dnieper River
Record card, Order booklet nr. 926064
1. Last name: Yeryomenko
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Korneyevich
3. Military rank: Senior Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1909
6. Place of birth: Village of Pirogovka, Shostka Raion, Sumy Oblast7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From December 1931 through October 1933 and from June 1941 through November 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Pontoneer in the 4th Pontoon Bridge Brigade, 5th Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front
12. Current place of service and position: Manager of the mess hall of Special Construction Unit nr. 26, village of Pirogovka
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Pirogovka, Shostka Raion, Sumy Oblast
14. Record of all awards received:
Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad, 1943.
Order of the Red Star Nº- 427.798, 1943.
I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):
Military commissar of the Shostka Raion
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Shlapakov/
April 11, 1946
1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Yeryomenko, Ivan Kirillovich
2. Rank: Guards Private
3. Position and unit: Pontoneer in the 2nd Guards Independent Motorized Pontoon-Bridge Battalion
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1909
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party affiliation: Not a member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): In the Patriotic War since August 20, 1941. On the Southwestern Front from 1941 through 1943, on the Stalingrad and Don Front in 1942, and on the 3rd Ukrainian Front since October 1943
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: June 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Glukhov Raion, Kiev Oblast
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad on August 27, 1943
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family: ______________
Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:
Serving with a pontoon’s operational crew, Guards Private Yeryomenko was the first to deliver a pontoon, enabling a landing on the right shore. Under heavy enemy fire comrade Yeryomenko worked for three days and nights straight without leaving his pontoon.
On October 24, 1943 ammunition needed to be delivered to the right shore of the Dnieper River. Even though it was already dawn, comrade Yeryomenko on his own initiative volunteered to go. Despite his visibility and the enemy fire he delivered the ammunition and handed it to the infantrymen on the right shore.
He is a bold and decisive guards pontoneer, displaying maximum bravery and initiative. He handles the tasks assigned to him in a heroic manner.
A brave guards pontoneer, he deserves the Order of the Red Star.
Commander of the 2nd Guards Independent Motorized Pontoon-Bridge Battalion
Captain [signed] /Loktayev/
November 1, 1943
I award the Order of the Red Star.
Commander of the 4th Dnepropetrovsk Pontoon-Bridge Brigade
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Balandin/
November 15, 1943
10-28-2015 08:19 PM
It´s my favorite Order of the Red Star