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Private Petr Trifonovich Puzan


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And the translation.

AWARD CITATION

1. Last Name, First Name, Middle Name: Puzan, Petr Trifonovich.

2. Military Rank: Red Army Soldier.

3. Place of Service: Loader, 182nd Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment, RGK.

Recommended for: Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

4. Year of Birth: 1917.

5. Nationality: Ukrainian.

6. Party Membership: Not a Party Member.

7. Service in the Civil War, in later Battles in Service of the USSR and in the GPW (when and where): In the Patriotic War from October 1943 to March 1944, Mpril 1944 to August 1944.

8. Have any Wounds or Contusions in the Great Patriotic War: KILLED on 19 August 1944 on the 1st Belorussian Front.

9. From Which Time with the Red Army: Since 1943.

10. Received Which Awards (from which order): Order of the Great Patriotic War 2nd Class, order 01/N on 21 January 1944 7th M.K.K.; Medal ?For Valor? order 090/N on 15 December 1943.

12. Home Address: Kiev Oblast, Stavistchensk Region, Popruyanskii. Mother: Kharitia Artmievna Puzan.

Short Concrete Description of Excellent Military Action or Service.

A loader in an SU-85, Private Puzan served in battles from 12 to 18 August 1944, acted bravely and continued uninterrupted fire. As a result of this, 2 enemy tanks, 2 guns, 2 machine guns and 20 Germans were destroyed.

In the battle of Dachi Ostrievek, Private Puzan, under strong enemy mortar fire, transferred ammunition into the carriage and helped provide uninterrupted fire for the self-propelled gun.

On 19 August 1944, in a damaged self-propelled gun, Private Puzan replaced the gunner and fired into the enemy to his last drop of blood. In this battle, loader Puzan died as a hero.

For displaying valor and heroism, Private Puzan deserves the State Award, the Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class to be awarded posthumously.

Commander of 182nd Self-propelled Artillery Regiment, RGK,

/s/ Lt. Col. Gromov

____ 1944

I posthumously award the Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class.

Commander of BT and MV, 47th Army.

/s/ General-Major of Tank Forces _______

22 August 1944

By orders of the Commander of BT and MV ? 47th Army, N. 027/N on 23 August 1944, he is posthumously awarded the Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class.

See also: http://www.forvalor.com/s87.htm

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Can't READ the crumpled, faded no-ink typed/mimeographed THING on tobacco colored paper, sorry. Illegible, cannot SEE what it once must have said.

It is actually clearer on Dave's site, time fades us all.

http://www.forvalor.com/s87.htm

And I hope Dave doesn't mind me "borrowing" and diddling.

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