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Old 10-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Ivanidze, Iradion Vasil'evich, Guards Corporal, Mortar, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

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1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Ivanidze, Iradion Vasil'evich
2. Rank: Guards Corporal
3. Position and unit: Gun crew member in the 7th Battery, 3rd Battalion, 38th Kalinkovichi Red Banner Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade

Nominated for: Medal for Courage

4. Year of birth: 1914
5. Nationality: Georgian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since August 1942; party membership booklet nr. 5300376
7. Participation in the Civil War and the subsequent combat actions to defend the motherland: Has been participating in the Patriotic War since September 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since July 1940
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Lenin Raion, city of Tbilisi
11. Awards received previously: None
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or merits:


On 3rd July during the fighting for the town of Smolin, comrade Ivanidze, who served as a gun loader, displayed fortitude and worked efficiently and quickly. Comrade Ivanidze's gun fired at its maximum rate of fire. An enemy battery, which had been impeding the advance of our infantry, was suppressed and the infantry broke through to the outskirts of Smolin.

On 26th July 1944, during the fighting for the city of Brest, comrade Ivanidze and his gun crew suppressed an enemy artillery battery, which had brought down a massive onslaught on our infantry and had prevented the infantry from advancing; the infantry subsequently achieved success.

He deserves the Medal for Courage.

Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 38th Kalinkovichi Red Banner Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade Guards Major [signed] /Grigor'ev/ 9th August 1944
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: Iradion Vasilyevich Ivandize, Mortar Crew, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

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1. Last name, first name, and patronymic: Ivanidze, Irradion Vasil'evich
2. Rank: Guards Corporal
3. Position and unit: Gun crew member in the 7th Battery of the 38th Kalinkovichi Twice Red Banner Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade Nominated for: Medal for Courage
4. Year of birth: 1914
5. Nationality: Georgian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since December 1942; nr. 5300376
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): October 1941
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since August 1940
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Aspindza Raion, Georgian SSR
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for Combat Merit by Order of the 38th Artillery Brigade nr. 012/N of August 12, 1944 and Medal for the Defense of Moscow from the commander of the 38th Artillery Brigade
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: _______________

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On 18th April 1945, during the breakthrough of the enemy defences along the Oder River, comrade Ivanidze, who served as both loader and ammunition bearer, displayed heroism in the performance of his duties. In the course of 1 day of fighting comrade Ivanidze delivered up to 18 shells to his gun and loaded them into the breech. As a result, the battery suppressed the fire of 5 enemy artillery batteries.

He deserves the Medal for Courage.

Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 38th Kalinkovichi Twice Red Banner Orders of Suvorov and Kutuzov Guards Cannon Artillery Brigade Guards Captain [signed] /Pastushenko/
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #3
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Re: Iradion Vasilyevich Ivandize, Mortar Crew, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

And the document.

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Re: Iradion Vasilyevich Ivanidze, Mortar Crew, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

Here is the original citation for Guards Corporal Ivanidze's "For Combat Merits" #1513955.

His unit must have been pretty far back from the frontline raining in the fire if it was downgraded from a "For Courage".
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Re: Iradion Vasilyevich Ivanidze, Mortar Crew, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

Here is the original citation for "For Courage" #2557760. His name has been given an extra r.
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Re: Iradion Vasilyevich Ivanidze, Mortar Crew, 38th Guards Artillery Brigade

Also awarded an OPW2'85.
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