June 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm #11841
One of the best things about Soviet Orders, Bravery Medals and Combat Service Medals with serial numbers is the research potential. I love reading the story of the man or woman behind the medal. So PLEASE share your researched medals/groups here.
DocJune 22, 2011 at 6:07 pm #12979
Senior Warrant Officer Valentin Nikolaiovich Kubasov
Recommendation for his Red Star:
"Senior Warrant Officer V. N. Kubasov has been with the Limited Soviet Contingent in Afghanistan since 30 June 1986. During his course of duty with the 221th ___ as the satellite station technician he proved to be a politically knowledgeable, industrious, hard working, and educated warrant officer. He is an example of unexceptionable service and fulfillment of international obligation. To perform his duties he combines a high exactingness towards his subordinates and the care for their needs and requirements. Pays much attention to maintaining readiness of his combat duty post, maintaining the readiness of the weapons and equipment. Possesses technical knowledge. Able to find a quick way out under unconventional circumstances and to make reasonable and justified decisions. Thus, on _2 November 1987, when as the vehicle officer in charge he was driving to Hairaton to receive the load, the vehicle was assaulted by the insurgents but courageous and decisive Senior Warrant Officer V. N. Kurbasov, risking his life, fired back with his personal weapon and was able to pull the vehicle out of the firing. During his tour of duty in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan he has already performed 22 sorties on the Kabul–Hairaton route."
KubasovGroup.jpgJune 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm #12966
Captain-Lieutenant Vladimir Vasil’evich Vas’kovsii
His Military Merit Medal recommendation:
"Comrade Vas’kovsky V. V. while being a security officer of the Special Department of KGB USSR showed himself an active, disciplined, and responsible officer. He actively participates in works of the local party chamber and is a candidate of local party bureau.
"He participated in five long-haul voyages. In November 1982 as K-424 crew member he participated in the development of new tactical procedures, including the use of an atomic submarine under the ice fields of the Central Arctic. That included fourteen ice-breaking surfacings done by K-424. He did a great amount of work to ensure the state security amongst the crew of the submarine.
"Both in everyday life and during the long-haul voyages, he spends all his energy maintaining high combat readiness of the atomic submarine and strengthening personnel’s military discipline.
"His active work helps the Command fulfill combat missions aimed at the defense and protection of the state interests of the USSR.
"For successful fulfillment of Command’s tasks and developing new tactical procedures for use of atomic submarine’s weapons from under the ice fields of Central Arctic he deserves to be awarded with the medal ‘For Valiant Labor’."
The award was upgraded to a MMM.
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And since it was acquired at an OMSA Convention . . .
Major General Vatslav Bronislavovich Lavrinovich
Just two medals for a mountain of documents and a fascinating tale (he was killed in the defence of Leningrad).
The recommendation for his Red Banner:
"On 15 June 1919 during the fight near Uzbekovo comrade Lavrinovich commanded 9th Platoon of 209th regiment. He skillfully led his platoon on the right flank of the battalion combat order, inspired his men by personal example of courage, and managed to withstand and repel an enemy attack. After intensive artillery preparations using heavy and light artillery the enemy launched a second attack. [Lavrinovich] without regard to his life stood firm as a true warrior, put himself in the most dangerous spots, and held the position. The enemy desperately attacked for the third time in his sector and got as close as 40 paces from his position. At that point Comrade Lavrinovich shouted ‘Hurray’ and jumped out at the enemy, leading his company and the entire battalion. With a lightning and powerful bayonet charge he broke the enemy resistance and turned it into a panicky flight. During the pursuit Comrade Lavrinovich was all the time at the head of the infantry line. When the enemy made an attempt to stand near the villages of Bol’shoye Utyashevo and Zelim-Karamovo, he was on both occasions the first to throw himself before the enemy and continued to lead the pursuit of the destroyed enemy troops."
Lav.jpgJune 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm #13207
A single, orphaned, very "salty" Glory III.
Guards Junior Sergeant Mikhail Petrovich Smadik, 22nd Guards Cavalry Regiment, 5th Guards Cavalry Division
"On the 1st of May 1945, while attacking the front line of the enemy’s defences Sergeant Smadik demonstrated courage and bravery while in the ranks of a mounted platoon. By his own initiative, during an attack in the area of Tsulen village, he chased the retreating enemy, killing 4 soldiers with the blade and taking 2 German officers prisoner. To this date, Comrade Smadik has 56 exterminated fascists on his battle account. He deserves the governmental award Order ‘Glory 3rd Class’."
Many medals missing, alas. But researched in full.
Smadik1.jpgJune 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm #13208
Here’s the latest Medical research for my book:
Master Sergeant Boris Ivanovich Dmitriev (Medic)
Order of the Red Star sn 1790165
Bravery Medal sn 2591545
Combat Service Medal sn 2898217
Capture of Budapest Medal
Victory Over Germany Medal
1. Award Record Card
Signature Lines on Citation of Approving AuthorityJune 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm #13209
Captain Valentin Petrovich Mikheev
A Very Courageous Soldier of the Great Patriotic War.
I I can’t find the pictures of his medal bar but, here’s his Order of the Red Banner S/N 44528. It’s missing the OPW, 2nd Class. His picture is from his Service Records. This is a complete set of Soviet Research which includes the Award record card (ARC), the Citation(s) and the Service Record. I’ll post the pics of the medal bar as soon as I find them.
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Private Nahan Tilaev
Order of the Red Star S/N 365181 Order Book 3-09268771. Ukaz 30th April 1975
"For Victory Over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
" 20 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
"50 Years of Soviet Armed Forces"
"30 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
Severe Wound received, Left shoulder with loss of left hand, 17th August 1943. This wound and bravery earned him the Order of the Red Star.January 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm #17420January 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm #17421January 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm #17422January 17, 2015 at 6:11 pm #17423
Examples of his other medals:
"For victory Over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
"20 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
"50 Years of the Soviet armed Forces"
"30 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War"
Examples courtesy Soviet military Awards Page
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