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Medal for Bravery, Guards Junior Sergeant Grigorii Petrovich Berket

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    Default Medal for Bravery, Guards Junior Sergeant Grigorii Petrovich Berket

    It never ceases to amaze me how a simple Order Book can uncover such a rich and compelling view of history which now will not be lost. Here is one soldier's story. . .

    Award Card

    Certificate 464160

    1. Last name: Berket
    2. Name and patrionymic: Grigorii Petrovich
    3. Rank: Reserve Guards Junior Sergeant
    4. Gender: Male
    5. Birthyear: 1910
    6. Birthplace: Ukrainian SSR, Nikolaev Oblast, Novaya-Odessa
    7. Party membership: n/a
    8. Education: elementary
    9. Nationality: Ukrainian
    10. Time in Red Army: 23.3.1944-15.11.1945
    11. Place of service at awarding: Squad Leader – 244 Guards Rifle Regiment, 82 Guards Rifle Division
    12. Place of work at present: “Five-Year-Plan” Workers’ Cooperative, Novo-Odessa - Security Guard
    13. Home address: UkSSR, Nikolaev Oblast, Novo-Odessa, Kirov St. #8
    14. Awards:

    Designation/Serial Number/Awarding Organization

    Bravery Medal 2.836.339 244th Guards Rifle Regiment dated 22.5.1945

    Capture of Berlin Medal Edict dated 9th June, 1945

    Liberation of Warsaw Medal Edict dated 9th June, 1945

    Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9th May, 1945

    Verified by Novo-Odessa Regional Military Commissariat Captain of Administrative Services Bogachev on 22nd June, 1946

    Award Sheet

    244th Guards Red Banner Rifle Regiment, 82nd Guards Zaporozhe Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Rifle Division Order 63/N dated 22nd May, 1945

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR I award the Bravery Medal to:

    3. 3rd Rifle Battalion Rifleman Guards Junior Sergeant Grigorii Petrovich Berket who in combat on 24.4.45 on the Spree river bridgehead with a group of soldiers assaulted a building and with his assigned firearm killed four German soldiers, thus permitting the successful advance of our infantry.

    Signed Commander, 244th Guards Rifle Regiment, Guards Lieutenant Colonel K. Pyv[trans: rest of name cut-off]

    Compiled in 4 copies
    1-3 in 82nd Guards Rifle Division Personnel Section
    4 in Regimental Folder

    My thanks to Kamil, Auke, & Paul Schmitt for all their assistance!
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