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Guards PVT Aleksandr Mikhailovich Chursin

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This neat group was awarded to Guards Private Aleksandr Mikhailovich Chursin. A Prague Medal is missing, as well as maybe one of two jubilee medals, but otherwise it's complete.

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The vet engraved his name in the Capture of Berlin and Victory over Germany Medals. I don't know what the number 8967338 means, perhaps some service number?

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The Capture of Berlin and Victory over Germany certificates. If anybody wants to see the others, let me know.

Both are signed by the commander of the artillery of the 32nd Guards Rifle Corps.

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Translation:

Order booklet nr. 846211

1. Last name: Chursin

2. First name and patronymic: Aleksandr Mikhailovich

3. Military rank: Guards Private

4. Sex: Male

5. Year of birth: June 1923

6. Place of birth: Chkalov Oblast, Sorochinsk Raion, village of Pervokrasnoye

7. Party membership: Not a member

8. Education: Elementary

9. Nationality: Russian

10. In the Red Army since: April 1942

11. Place of service and duty position at the time of the awarding: Scout observer, Guards Private in the 76th Rifle Corps

12. Current place of service and duty position: Independent battery of the commander of the artillery of the 32nd Guards Rifle Oder Corps. Senior scout, Guards Private

13. Home address of awardee: Chkalov Oblast, Sorochinsk Raion, second rural district of Mikhailov, village of Ivanovka

14. Record of all awards presented:

- Order of the Red Star, nr. 1282542, temporary certificate nr. Ye-270014, by Order of the 76th Rifle Corps nr. 1/N of 22 February 1945

- Medal for the Victory over Germany, certificate nr. S-066369, by Decree of 9 May 1945

- Medal for the Capture of Berlin, certificate nr. A-214273, by Decree of 9 June 1945

- Medal for the Liberation of Prague, certificate nr. A-061308, by Decree of 9 June 1945

Signature of the awardee [signature]

Chief of the personnel department of the staff of the 32nd Guards Rifle Oder Corps

Guards Major [signature] /Plets/

27 June 1946

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Translation:

1. Last name, patronymic and first name: Chursin, Aleksandr Mikhailovich

2. Military rank: Private

3. Duty position, unit: Scout observer in a battery of the HQ of the commander of the artillery of the 76th Rifle Corps

Recommended for: Order of the Red Star

4. Year of birth: 1923

5. Nationality: Russian

6. Party membership: Not a member

Participation in the Civil War, the following combat actions for the defense of the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Central Front from [?]42 to 12 September 1942, 1st Ukrainian Front since 10 August 1943

8. Suffered wounds or contusions in the Patriotic War: Slightly wounded on [?]42 near Rzhev

9. In the Red Army since: Since April 1942

10. Drafted bu which RVK: Sorochinsk RVK, Chkalov Oblast

11. Which earlier awards: Not awarded

12. Home address: Chkalov Oblast, Sorochinsk Raion, village of Pervokrasnoye

Short, concrete description of personal combat feat or merits:

In battles during the breakthrough of the lasting defence line of the Germans near Raków, he showed himself a brave defender of the motherland.

Being located at the observation point in the period of preparations for the offensive, he revealed and discovered the location of two enemy firing bunkers with his diligent work and accurate observations, contributing to the success of the breakthrough.

While being part of a unit on foot, he fought against several small enemy groups, displaying courage and bravery.

During an attack of a group of Germans near Milicz, he alone killed 3 Germans and knocked a weapon out of the hands of a fourth, thus saving the wounded scout Private Sviridov.

Deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the battery of the HQ of the commander of the artillery of the 76th Rifle Corps

Senior Lieutenant [signature] /Yegorov/

17 February 1945

Decision of the higher chiefs:

I award the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the artillery of the 76th Rifle Corps

Colonel [signature] /Us[?]/

19 February 1945

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Outstanding group, Auke! I'd like to see the Order of the Red Star, please. . .

Edited by Bill Garvy

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