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Defence of the Caucasus medal and document

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    Her brother Leonid Sokirkin was a gunlayer in 1110 Rifle Regiment, 226 Rifle Division.
    MIA 13.Dec.1942 near village/khutor Astakhov, Rostov region.
    Apparently quite many MIA from 1000 RR on that day near Astakhov (I think 60-80 people).
    The division total loss on that day was about 184 KIA/MIA. The Germans counter attacked and recaptured the position on that day, and this must have had resulted in so many MIA reports.Click image for larger version. 

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    Some more staff on the events near Astakhov in Dec 1942, when Sokirkina's brother MIA.
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    Thank you Egorka

    I really appreciate you adding some history to this award !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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