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Old 07-31-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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Red Star,0876667,Driver,50th Engineer-Sapper Brigade

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Order booklet nr. 750502

1. Last name: Zhigula
2. First name and patronymic: Pyotr Matveyevich
3. Military rank: Private
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1910
6. Place of birth: City of Osipenko, Ukrainian SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From 1941 through May 24, 1946
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: 50th Engineer-Sapper Brigade, 3rd Belorussian Front
12. Current place of service and position: Driver with the Tashkent City Cleaning Service
13. Home address of the awardee: 34 Sadovy Street, Kara-Suu Rural Municipality, Kara-Suu Raion, Tashkent Oblast, Uzbek SSR
14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal Serial number Number of the document Ground of award
Order of the Red Star 876667 Zh-915370 Order of the 50th Engineer-Sapper Brigade nr. 022/N of June 20, 1945
Order of the Red Star 1784042 Z-505372 Order of the 67th Independent Engineer Brigade, Trans-Baikal Front nr. 05/N of September 6, 1945


Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature): Chief of the 3rd Section [of the Military Commissariat of the Kara-Suu Raion] ___ Lieutenant [signed] July 15, 1946
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Re: Red Star, 876667, Driver/Engineer

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Order
Of the 50th Mogilyov Orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade

- On decorating personnel -

June 20, 1945 - Nr. 022/N - Active Army

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:

The Order of the Red Star to:

[…]

6. Private Pyotr Matveyevich Zhigula, driver in the brigade's Independent Headquarters Company

[…]

Commander of the 50th Mogilyov Orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade Guards Colonel [signed] /Sveshnikov/

Brigade chief of staff Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Mikhanovsky/
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Re: Red Star, 876667, Driver/Engineer

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1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Zhigula, Pyotr Matveyevich
2. Rank: Private
3. Position and unit: Driver in the Independent Headquarters Company of the 50th Mogilyov Orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1910
5. Nationality: Ukrainian
6. Party membership, period and membership booklet number: Not a member
7. Participation in the Patriotic War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): From June 25, 1941 through December 15, 1943 on the Western Front; from December 15, 1943 through March 30, 1945 on the 2nd Belorussian Front; and from March 30, 1945 up to the present time on the 3rd Belorussian Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since June 25, 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Lenin Raion, city of Tashkent
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): None
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

During his service in the Independent Headquarters Company comrade Zhigula showed himself a disciplined and exemplary soldier. During the period prior to the assault on the city of Königsberg, comrade Zhigula distinguished himself while delivering captured food products to the men of the brigade, transporting the products through mined territories. He skillfully drove his vehicle through these mined territories.

Comrade Zhigula provided the brigade's operations sections with electric power.

With his power generator comrade Zhigula worked on constructing the command post of the 50th Army near Łomża, ensuring the continuous supply of electricity for the lighting of the command post. He also ensured the supply of electricity used to saw up timber, which was used in the construction of the army command post.

He deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the Independent Headquarters Company of the 50th Mogilyov Orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade Captain [signed]

/Safronov/ June 9, 1945

He is being awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Commander of the 50th Mogilyov Orders of Kutuzov and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade Guards Colonel [signed]

/Sveshnikov/ June 20, 1945

By Order of the 50th Mogilyov Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Engineer-Sapper Brigade nr. 022/N of June 20, 1945 awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Chief of the 3rd Section of the 50th Mogilyov Engineer-Sapper Brigade Senior Lieutenant of the Administrative Service [signed] /Topchy/
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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Re: Red Star, 876667, Driver/Engineer

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A "take away" delivery would be a bit more tricky through minefields me thinks.

It looks like his post-war work is as a bin man, not quite a glorious position after coming home from war.

Here is the original citation for 876667.
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Re: Red Star,0876667,Driver,50th Engineer-Sapper Brigade

Here is the citation for 1784042.
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