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  • in reply to: US Navy WWII silver star help #12995
    doc riley
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    While Federal Medals are not my usual area of study, I can share what I have learned from researching the contents of a WWII Soldier’s trunk. First, complete and send in the SF-180 Request Pertaining to Military Records. His Service records should shed light on the Silver Star Medal and other awards. I also use Ancestory.com to get additional infomation about his life. There are others here that have better experience with Federal Medals than I do. At least this is a start.

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    in reply to: Seaman 1st Class Vasily Fedorovich Lutsyuk #13008
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    ORIGINALY POSTED BY USERNAME 1977

    South Bunt (Odessa, Sevastopol, the Caucasus) + Ushakov!
    Very rare!!
    Super!

    in reply to: Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Sidorovich Pokusov #13013
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    …Спасибо…..

    POSTED BY USERNAME 1977
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    in reply to: Senior Lieutenant Vladimir Sidorovich Pokusov #13012
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    POSTED BY 1977

    During the Finnish War.

    On awarding orders and medals of the USSR commanding structure, the Red Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army and the Border Guard, family members and employees nachsostava hospitals.
    For exemplary performance of tasks of the Government, and for his valor and courage award:

    Medal of Honor "
    1..

    6226 ПОКУСОВ ВЛАДИМИР СИДОРОВИЧ
    ….
    Москва Кремль 19 ноября 1939 год

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    in reply to: Private Bazarbai Karmov #13025
    doc riley
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    It may be the strangest awards booklet I have ever seen, or at least the strangest photo. Looks like a heavily retouched photo of him in his school uniform, making him look like "Dr. No".
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    in reply to: SSGT. Miner F. Wells #13028
    doc riley
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    While I was scanning all of the documents and photographing all of the artifacts I got a copy of the U.S. Government’s SF-180 Request Pertaining to Military Records. This form is used to obtain a Serviceman or Woman’s Military Service and Medical Records.

    At this stage you will need to send in the completed SF-180 form. In the section "REASON FOR REQUEST" CHECK THE BOX THAT SAYS "OTHER" AND WRITE HISTORICAL RESEARCH. I HAVE ATTACHED THE SF-180 FOR YOUR USE] SVAE THEM THEN PRINT THE DOCUMENTS.

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    in reply to: SSGT. Miner F. Wells #13052
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    Thanks to the COLLECTORS SITE forum here I found the U.S. Militaria Website. For those interested in seeing the rest of the artifacts here’s the link to the thread. I still have a lot to post and catalog:

    http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/foru…pic=84186&st=0

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    in reply to: SSGT. Miner F. Wells #13051
    doc riley
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    I went on Ancestry.com and found Connecticutts WWII Enlistment Record and his Death Record. I’ve just started I have a long way to go but, I’m excited about this project.

    ANCESTRY.COM IS A GREAT TOOL FOR FINDING VITAL DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE PERSON LIKE ENLISTMENT SUMMARIES, BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES AND MORE.

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    in reply to: SSGT. Miner F. Wells #13061
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    Right now my office has that sweet musty smell of old documents, maps and uniforms. The contents of a trunk my Brother rescued from a dumpster at a house that he was renovating. He called me immediately and went through the contents. I told him to send it all. It belonged to SSGT Miner E. Wells. From all of the documents and printed and hand drawn invasion maps he served in the pacific and was part of the Liberation of the Philipines as he was awarded the Philipine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star attachment. The family told my Brother that he was a direct descendent of a former Govenor of Connecticutt and his family had established the town he grew up in.

    First, here’s a photo of a cloth "Ruptered Duck" (Honorable Discharge emblem of WWII) and pictures of his unit patches on his Dress Tunic. Unfortunately the family stupidly cut off all of the buttons on his Dress uniform thinking that they were gold plated…AAARRRRGGGHHH!!! The Patches tell which unit he was a part of. His unit history in WWII can be researched based on these patches. In this case the patches are for the 6th Army and 8th Army.

    THE PATCHES ON UNIFORMS OR WITH THE OTHER ARTIFACTS ARE A GOOD SOURCE OF GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNIT(S) THE PERSON SERVED WITH.

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    in reply to: What is available regarding Soviet research #13059
    doc riley
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    http://podvig-naroda.ru/

    It is fantastic!
    Free.
    while only 41 год …… but if there are rewards, enter the name and get a free data.

    originally posted by 1977

    in reply to: What is available regarding Soviet research #13058
    doc riley
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    The Red Banner of Labor and Order of the Badge of Honor 1930-1941 can install the full name, and the decree, which was awarded.

    ORIGINALLY POSTED BY 1977

    in reply to: What is available regarding Soviet research #13159
    doc riley
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    Right now there are two people. If you have the name of the person who received the award or just the serial number Contact Alexei Merezhko: http://pweb.netcom.com/~merezhko/militaria.html. Translation services are available from Paul Schmitt. His contact information is on Alexei’s website.

    in reply to: Mine clearing award #13153
    doc riley
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    Кстати это два разных знака по штампу.
    Первый более качественно изображен сапер….но откровенно очень убоги оба.
    А сделанно в СССР-это вовсе из комедийной оперы
    Алексей.

    POSTED BY 1977

    in reply to: Mark Alekseevich Rufov #13150
    doc riley
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    There are so many pages of Citations that I will post at a later time. I need to get the rest of the documents translated.

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    in reply to: Mark Alekseevich Rufov #13149
    doc riley
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    Award Sheet ( Citation )

    1. Last Name, first and middle name: Rufov Mark Alekseevich
    2. Rank: Private
    3. Position, unit: Squad leader 2nd Machine-gun Company 940th Rifle Regiment 262nd Demidovskoi Rifle Division
    Is recommended for Order “Red Banner”
    4. Year of birth: 1896
    5. Nationality: Mordvin
    6. Party membership: Not party member
    7. Participation in the civil war, and other military actions aimed at the defense of the USSR in Patriotic war ( where and when ) : Patriotic war since 15.6.1942 Kalinin front
    8. Wounds and contusions received in Patriotic war: none
    9. In Red Army: Since 16.12.1941
    10.Drafted by what district military commissariat: Shaturskii RVK Moskovskoi oblast
    11. Previous awards: Medal “For Bravery” Decree of 940th Rifle Regiment on 28.8.1943 No. 0142
    12. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his/her family): Moskovskaya oblast city of Shatura 7th settlement barrack No. 1 apartment 8 wife: Rufov Aleksandra Maksimovna

    I. Brief description of personal feat
    Comrade Rufov in combat for Socialist Homeland in struggle against German aggressors has shown determination , courage and heroism.
    In combat for the village of Seltso Smolenskoi oblast on 2.9.1943 in the capacity of squad leader , noticed on outskirts of village, 2 enemy gun emplacements , directing intense machine gun fire on our advancing infantry. Under intense fire from the enemy comrade Rufov calculated 2 heavy machine-guns and outflanking them on the right and with flanking fire suppressed both the German firing positions allowing our infantry to capture the village.
    In combat for village of Sopsty Smolenskoi oblast 3.9.1943 comrade Rufov providing cover fire with his machine gun in offensive as part of 4th Rifle Company, destroyed 2 enemy light machine- gun emplacements, which lead to capture and consolidation of northern outskirts of village. After artillery and mortar barrage the enemy counterattacked with forces of up to 100 men, showing no fear comrade Rufov allowed the Germans to advance within a distance of 200-300 meters, then opened up with destructive machine-gun fire, inflicting losses of up to 30 dead and wounded enemy soldiers with the rest falling back. On four occasions the enemy counterattacked without success losing many killed and wounded eventually falling back to rear. In summary during the counterattacks squad leader comrade Rufov killed up to 60 soldiers and officers and did not retreat one step to the rear.

    For determination courage and heroism he deserves State Award Order “Red Banner”

    Commander 940th Rifle Regiment Lieutenant Colonel ( signature ) Arzamastsev
    October 1943
    Deserves State award order “Red Banner”
    Commander 262nd Demidovskoi Rifle Division Major General ( signature) Usachev
    October 1943
    Decree by Forces of 43rd Army No. 0148 on 29 October 1943 Awarded order Red Banner

    Head of 2nd Department Personnel ОK ( Otdelnaya Krasnozamennaya ) Separate Red Banner Army Major ( Mezhelovskii ) signature
    1943

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