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This neat little set found its way to my home a couple of years ago. I had the Bravery Medal (#1033454) researched and got the Award Record Card, but no citation was found. Since the recipient was an officer, I decided last week to also request the Service Record Card. Three Service Record Cards came back with two nice photos.

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First, the Award Record Card:

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1. Last name: Galkin

2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Semyonovich

3. Military rank: Guards Captain

4. Sex: Male

5. Year of birth: 1919

6. Place of birth: Saratov Oblast, Novouzensk Raion, village of Pogranichnoye

7. Party membership: VKP(b) member since 1944

8. Education: Secondary

9. Nationality: Russian

10. In the Red Army since: October 1939 to August 1946

11. Place of service and duty position at the time of the awarding: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Main Directorate of Railroad Construction, Amgunskoye Construction - Chief of the Personnel Department

12. Current place of service and duty position: Temporarily doesn?t work

13. Home address of awardee: City of Lvov, Lenin Street, house 16, apartment 19

14. Record of all awards presented:

- Bravery Medal, nr. 481213, temporary certificate nr. 1294704, by Order of the 14th Mechanized Brigade nr. 20/N of 22 September 1943

- Bravery Medal, nr. 1033454, temporary certificate nr. G-282094, by Order of the 14th Mechanized Brigade nr. 20/N of 22 September 1944

- Order of the Red Star, nr. 481213, temporary certificate nr. I-289450, by Order of the 14th Mechanized Brigade nr. 20/N of 31 December 1944

Signature of the awardee [signed]

Military Commissar of the Stalin Raion

Lieutenant Colonel [signature] /[?]/

25 September 1946

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The Service Record Cards (empty parts left out):

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The 2 photos, showing Galkin as a Captain in the late 40's in M1943 service uniform and in civilian clothing:

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Galkin was born on 12 December 1919 and by 1936/1937 he had attended 10 classes of secondary education in Novouzensk. He joined the Red Army in October 1939 and in 1942 he passed an accelerated course at the Chernigov Engineering School in Irkutsk. He fought with the Stalingrad Front from December 1942 to June 1943, with the Southern Front from August 1943 to June 1944 and with the 2nd Ukrainian Front from June to December 1944. Galkin became a Communist Party member in October 1944 with membership nr. 7077989. On 12 December 1944, during the liberation of Budapest, he was heavily wounded by shrapnel in his chest.

Besided the three awards mentioned earlier, he also got a Defense of Stalingrad, Liberation of Belgrade and Victory over Germany Medal.

His mother was Anna Ivanovna and he was married to Bronya Ekhyevna Galkina, who was born in 1922, with whom he had a daughter, Larisa, in 1947.

His promotions:

- Lieutenant - 2 October 1942

- Senior Lieutenant - 11 August 1944

- Captain - May 1945 and again on 13 February 1952?

His assignments:

- Private - 154th Independent Construction Battalion, Transbaikal Military District - October 1939

- Cadet - Chernigov Military Engineering School, city of Irkutsk - November 1941

- Sapper platoon commander - At disposal of Chief of Engineering Troops of the Stalingrad Front - 2 October 1942

- Platoon commander - 44th Special Pontoon Bridge Battalion of the Stalingrad Front, later Southern Front - 27 April 1943

- In the reserve of Chief of the Engineering Troops, Southern Front - 17 August 1943

- Platoon commander - 39th Guards Tank Regiment, 3rd Ukrainian Front - August 1943

- Engineering and mine company commander - 14th Guards Dneprovsk Mechanized Brigade, 4th Mechanized Corps, 2nd Ukrainian Front - June 1944

- Recovering in evacuation hospital nr. 5421, 2nd Ukrainian Front - December 1944

- Chief of the Personnel Department, 1st Section - Correctional Labor Camp, MVD

- In the reserve - 7th Independent Officers Reserve Regiment, Baltic Military District - 23 November 1945

- Chief of Personnel, 2nd Section - Amgunskoye Construction, MVD, October 1945

- At disposal of Chief of Amur Construction, city of Komsomolsk, Baltic Military District - 17 June 1946

- Transferred to the reserve - Transbaikal Military District - 31 July 1946

- Acting sapper company commander - 920th Independent Sapper Battalion, 73rd Rifle Corps, 38th Army - Transcaucasus Military District - 30 September 1949

- Sapper company commander - 920th Independent Sapper Battalion, 73rd Rifle Corps, 38th Army - December 1949

- At disposal of commander of Transcaucasus Military District - 13 December 1949

- Endorsed - 11 May 1950

- Transferred to the reserve - 7 July 1953

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:Cat-Scratch: This is VERY interesting! :jumping: For the very first time we see a discharged officer returned to active duty again-- 1949-52. Apparently his wartime promotion to Captain was considered temporary, and when he was recalled after the years out as a civilian, he lost seniority per his final rank date.

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