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Junior Lieutenant Iosif Evstifeevich Tskhavrebov


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Translation:

AWARD CITATION

1. Last Name, First Name, Middle Name: Tskhavrebov Iosif Evstifeevich.

2. Position, Unit: Commander of the 3rd Battery of the 1438th Znamenski Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment.

3. Military Rank: Junior Lieutenant.

Recommended for: The Order of Great Patriotic War 1st Class

4. Year of Birth: 1916.

5. Nationality: Georgian.

6. Party Membership: VKP(b), Candidate Member.

7. Service in the Civil War, in later Battles in Service of the USSR and in the GPW (when and where): Since 1.5.1942 to 5.11.1942 on the Voronezh Front.

8. Have any Wounds or Contusions in the Great Patriotic War: Killed in Action on 10.12.1943

9. From Which Time with the Red Army: Since 1941.

10. Which Call-Up Station:

11. Received Which Awards (from which order): No other awards.

12. Home Address: Tbilisi, Mariyski 2nd Pereulok No. 3. Place of birth is the same.

Short Concrete Description of Excellent Military Action or Service.

Is devoted to the Party of Lenin-Stalin and the Socialist Motherland. In fights for the Socialist Motherland he has shown bravery and courage. During the battle for town of Znamenka on ___ 12.1943 he was the first to enter the town with self-propelled guns under his command. He destroyed 3 lorries, 7 machine guns, one armored vehicle, and captured one tank T-IV. On 10.12.1943 in the area of Sakharnaya station his battery destroyed two enemy tanks of type T-VI and one T-IV.

By personal example he led his troops into battle, first crossing the railway line with his self-propelled guns and then led the charge into Znamenka station.

He is worthy to be awarded with the governmental award, Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

Commander of the 1438th Self Propelled Artillery Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel /Zatylkin/

20 December 1943

See also: http://www.forvalor.com/s99.htm

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