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Posthumous OPW2 - defaced order

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1. Last name: Shulga

2. Name: Fedor

3. Patrionymic Terentevich

4. Birthyear: 1916 

5. Nationality: Ukrainian

6. Party membership: N/A

7. Joined the Red Army: 1944

 

Awards

 

Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class No 738452 074/N 30.04.45 72nd Rifle Regiment Private ???? Battery 707 Rifle Rifle Regiment, 215 Rifle Division

 

Presented to  Shulga Anastasiya Aksentevna – Wife Kiev Oblast Petrovsky Region Village of Orlovets  27.11.45, Booklet Number 847298

 

 

 

 

 

"Posthumous"

 

Award Sheet 1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Shulga, Fedor Terentevich

2. Rank: Private

3. Duty position: Gunner in the 76mm Gun battery, 707 Neman Rifle Regiment, 215 “Smolensk” Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Rifle Division. Recommendation for the Order of the Patriotic War II Class

4. Born: 1916

5. Nationality: Ukrainian

6. Party membership: Not a member

7. Previous combat: Western & 3rd Belorussian Fronts since 11.4.44

8. Wounds or shell-shock: Killed 15.3.45

9. In Red Army: Since 25.3.44

10. Inducted by: Petrovsky Military Commisarat, Kiev Oblast

11. Previous awards: Medal “ For Bravery” by order of the 707 Neman Rifle Regiment No 02/N on 8.12.44

12. Home address of the prospective awardee and their family: [trans: entry intentionally obscured]

13. Place of Birth: The same

 

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

In the battle for the village of Gros-Klinbek in East Prussia on 04.11.45, comrade Shulga’s accurate aiming of his weapon successfully supported the attacking infantry units. Primarily acting from an open firing position he ensured the quick suppression and the destruction of enemy firing positions. 

During the fighting six enemy firing positions were suppressed and 20 enemy soldiers killed.

In this battle comrade Shulga died a heroic death.

 

He deserves the governmental award, Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class. Commander of the 707 Rifle Regiment Major/signed/Chumburilze 26 April 1945

Deserving of the award, ORDER: Patriotic War 2nd class Commander of the 215 Smolensk, Red Banner, Order of Suvorov Rifle Division. Hero of the Soviet Union  General Major/signed/Kazaryan 28th April 1945 Order of the 72nd Infantry Corps no74 dated April 30, 1945

Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class - posthumous (handwritten) Head of Personnel/signed/Major Karpenko 20th June 1945

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Hard to believe it's been 5 years since we found that.  And since it's posthumous it never saw battle so whatever happened to it is really a mystery.  I can see the H&S being removed for the gold, but the rest of the defacing?  No clue.

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Note, that the sabre handle and the rifle butt were also removed. I think someone as trying to make a generic silver star out the order.

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