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    Serzhant Afanasy Vasil'evich Kindyakov, squad leader in 5th Mountain Engineer Sapper Brigade of 2nd Ukrainian Front.

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    Award Record Card of Afanasy Vasil'evich Kindyakov, born 1912 in the village of Gulunovka? in Ol'khovashy? Raion of Kharkov Oblast. Not membver of CPSU. Primary education. Ukrainian.
    In army "February 1943" to November 1945.
    Decorated as Serzhant (3 stripes on straps)/squad leader in 5th Mountain Engineer Sapper Brigade of 2nd Ukrainian Front.
    Now employed at steel foundry Sovkhoz "in the name of Artemo's Youth" in the city of Artimovsa, where he lived at (konstantinovskaya?) 31.

    OG 3 # 130,994 issued with Temporary Certificate 014148 (replaced by Orders Book # 926829 per other side top) on 30.9.44 per decree of 6th Gds T(ank) "Brigade" and signed 22 March 1947, at which time discharged soldier Kindyakov had not recived his campaign medals.

    As Sapper Private, he was put in for an Order of the Red star. Shows service in the Great patriotic War on the Southwest and Don Fronts from February to August 1942, Stalingrad Front from August 1942 to July 1943, and with 2nd Ukrainian Front since August 1943. HERE it says in Red Army since "1941," called up from Vergkhne-Burlutsky District Military Commissariat in Kharkov Oblast. Unwounded and no previous awards. Home address in Burlaki, wife Mariya Antonovna Kindyakova.

    Citation reads:

    "Private Kindyakov distinguished himself by courage and bravery in combat for the city of BYRLAD. Forded the River Putna at the village of Ivaneshti. Was in the foremost ranks ... for ... as a sapper, Private Kindyakov was one of the first to enter the city of BYRLAD and the village of IVANESHTI, in which manner was captured the ford over the River Putna, so advancing our tanks.
    In combat with the enemy, Private Kindyakov personally destroed 5 enemy soldiers.
    For courage and bravery displayed in fulfillment of military assignments, Private Kindyakov deserves to be decorated with the State Order 'of the Red Star.'

    Commander of the 106th Engineer Sapper Battalion
    Major 'Yemel'yanov'
    2 September 1944"

    Translation graciously provided by Rick Research

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