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Article about: Record card Order booklet nr. 155704 1. Last name: Lednyov 2. First name and patronymic: Vasily Borisovich 3. Military rank: Guards Senior Sergeant 4. Sex: Male 5. Year of birth: 1918 6. Pla

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    Record card

    Order booklet nr. 155704

    1. Last name: Lednyov
    2. First name and patronymic: Vasily Borisovich
    3. Military rank: Guards Senior Sergeant
    4. Sex: Male
    5. Year of birth: 1918
    6. Place of birth: Village of Koshkul, Soldatsky Raion, Omsk Oblast
    7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1943
    8. Education: Elementary
    9. Nationality: Russian
    10. Since which year in the Red Army: From September 1938 through October 1945
    11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Platoon leader in the 63rd Independent Signal Company, 4th Guards Tank Army, 1st Ukrainian Front
    12. Current place of service and position: Workshop foreman at an industrial plant in the city of Tyukalinsk, Omsk Oblast
    13. Home address of the awardee: 12 Chkalov Street, city of Tyukalinsk, Omsk Oblast

    14. List of all awards received:

    Name of the order or medal Serial number Number of the document Ground of award
    Order of Glory, 3rd Class 438390 Temporary certificate nr. Zh-681249 Order of the 4th Guards Tank Army nr. 0185/N of May 17, 1945
    Medal for Courage 64638 Temporary certificate nr. 89610 Order of the 53rd Army nr. 0186 of August 12, 1942
    Medal for Combat Merit 1080962 Temporary certificate nr. 276296 Order of the 4th Tank Army nr. 0221/N of September 2, 1944
    Medal for the Victory over Germany Permanent certificate nr. 0135573 Decree of May 9, 1945
    Medal for the Liberation of Prague Permanent certificate nr. A-223900 Decree of June 9, 1945
    Medal for the Capture of Berlin Permanent certificate nr. B-030700 Decree of June 9, 1945


    Signature of the awardee: [signed]

    I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

    Military commissar of the Tyukalinsk Raion
    Guards Major [signed] /Kriventsov/
    December 23, 1947
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    Order

    Secret
    Copy nr. 2

    Order

    Of the 4th Tank Army

    September 2, 1944 Nr. 0221/N Active Army

    On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:

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    The Medal for Combat Merit to:

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    24. Sergeant Vasily Borisovich Lednyov, squad leader in the 1063rd Independent Pole Wire Line Company, 4th Tank Army

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    Commander of the 4th Tank Army
    Hero of the Soviet Union
    Guards Colonel General [signed] /Lelyushenko/

    Member of the Military Council of the 4th Tank Army
    Guards Major General of the Tank Forces [signed] /Gulyayev/

    Chief of staff of the 4th Tank Army
    Guards Major General of the Tank Forces [signed] /Upman/



    Chief of the Personnel Section
    Guards Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Ivanov/
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    Award sheet

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    1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Lednyov, Vasily Borisovich
    2. Rank: Sergeant
    3. Position and unit: Squad leader in the 1063rd Independent Pole Wire Line Company, 4th Tank Army
    Nominated for: Order of Glory, 3rd Class
    4. Year of birth: 1918
    5. Nationality: Russian
    6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party
    7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): On the Northwestern Front from August 1, 1941 through August 15, 1941 and from May 20, 1942 through March 15, 1943; on the Bryansk Front from July 23, 1943 through August 28, 1943; on the 1st Ukrainian Front from March 4 through April 16, 1944; and on the 1st Ukrainian Front from July 13 up to the present time
    8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: Yes
    9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1938
    10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Troitsky Raion, Omsk Oblast
    11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for Courage for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions
    12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

    Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or merits:

    On July 24, 1944 he was given orders by unit command to lay a telephone line from the village of Solovo to the village of Podyarkov, where fighting with enemy troops was taking place. The sector through which the telephone line had to pass was subjected to heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire. Under enemy fire, Sergeant Lednyov and the soldiers of his squad, defying death, provided the units that were engaged in the fighting with communications within the established time frame. Lednyov repaired breaks that were caused in the telephone line within 5-10 minutes.

    He deserves the Order of Glory, 3rd Class.


    Commander of the 1063rd Independent Pole Wire Line Company
    Captain [signed] /Mokhnach/
    August 4, 1944



    He deserves the Order of Glory, 3rd Class.

    Chief of Signals of the 4th Tank Army
    Guards Colonel [signed] /Ostrenko/
    August 11, 1944

    Guards Colonel [signed] /Ostrenko/
    August 11, 1944
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    Very nice medal. I love knowing the details of the men and women who received it

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    Great research package! And, to think, some guys around Here are afraid to fixed a downed line if it's a bit Breezy out! Wimps! They should take a cue from This guy!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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