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Order of the Red Star, #7315, Finnish War

Article about: Record card 1. Last name: Grinin 2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Ivanovich 3. Year of birth: 1915 4. Military rank: Junior Commander 5. Position and unit: Tank commander in the 85th Indep

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    Default Order of the Red Star, #7315, Finnish War

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    1. Last name: Grinin
    2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Ivanovich
    3. Year of birth: 1915
    4. Military rank: Junior Commander
    5. Position and unit: Tank commander in the 85th Independent Tank Battalion, 39th Independent Light Tank Brigade
    6. Name of the award: Order of the Red Star
    7. Date and place of feat:
    8. Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet granting the award: April 7, 1940
    9. Order of the People’s Commissar of Defense granting the award:

    [Stamp: Award issued on May 13, 1940]

    [Pen note: 13th Army]

    10. Order nr. 7315
    11. Certificate nr.:
    12. Order booklet nr.: 045835
    13. Nationality:
    14. Social situation:
    15. Party affiliation:
    16. Service in the Red Army:
    17. Other information and changes: Unnumbered Medal for Combat Medal awarded by Decree of August 6, 1949 for long service with the MVD with certificate nr. 045835

    Decree

    On awarding Soviet orders and medals to officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted men of the Red Army

    For the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions during the fighting with Finnish forces invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, the following are to be decorated:

    […]

    With the Order of the Red Star:

    […]

    709. Junior Commander Ivan Ivanovich Grinin

    […]

    Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
    M. Kalinin

    Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
    A. Gorkin

    Kremlin, Moscow
    April 7, 1940

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #7315, Finnish War

    Very nice early award. Thanks for showing it.

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #7315, Finnish War

    Beautiful star with a great early number. Got to be happy with that. Thanks for showing

    Jason

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    Default Re: Order of the Red Star, #7315, Finnish War

    Hi Bill ,

    Leningrad mint , an exceptional piece

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