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Old 04-13-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Zajtsev, Vasilij Grigor'evich, Sniper, Hero Of The Soviet Union


Would anyone know ALL the Awards awarded to V. Zaitsev, the famous sniper from the Battle of Stalingrad, as well as the exact reasons why he was awarded each of his Orders and Medals?

So far I know he got:

- One Gold Star Medal (Hero of the Soviet Union)
- One Order of Lenin (with the above Medal)
- Two Orders of the Red Banner (one screwback, the other I don't know)
- One Order of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class (don't know the Type or Var)
- One Medal for Bravery (or was it one Medal for Combat Service? not sure)
- One Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad

I was also told he may have had either the "Lightly wounded" or "Heavily wounded" badges, probably the Light Wounded has he recovered from his eyesight wounding. I never heard about these Wounded Badges! Any info about these?
In the Stalingrad Museum, with his rifle, there is also a Excellent Sniper Badge, as well as a Guards Badge.

Any help ( Eddie?... ;) ) will be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot.


PS: Will try to post a pic of his Riffle, but after resizing the original pic in order to make it acceptable for the 50KB size... I don't know if something it's still visible... :(
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