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Old 02-03-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Red Star,1721671,Sniper,995th Rifle Regiment,263rd Rifle Division

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Order Booklet 940844

1. Last name: Turovskii
2. Name and patrionymic: Mikhail Kirillovich
3. Rank: Junior Sergeant
4. Gender: Male
5. Birthyear: 1920
6. Birthplace: Crimean Oblast, Simferopol
7. Party membership: n/a
8. Education: elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Time in Red Army: 1.1940-6.1946
11. Place of service at awarding: 995th Rifle Regiment, 263rd Sivash Rifle Division – Rifleman
12. Place of work at present: “Red Spinner” workshop – lathe operator
13. Home address: Simferopol, Bratskaya St. #47

14. Awards:

Designation Serial Number Awarding Organization

Red Star 1.721.671 263rd Rifle Division, 30.08.1944

Glory III 209.312 263rd Rifle Division, 27.01.1945

Glory II 20.287 43th Army dated 31.03.1945

Victory over Germany Medal Edict dated 9.05.1945

Capture of Koenigsberg Medal Edict dated 9.06.1945

Combat Service Medal 151.120 Western Front dated 18.1.43

Verified by Simferopol Municipal Military Commissariat Lieutenant Colonel Khoryaskov on 12th August, 1946
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Re: Red Star,1721671,Sniper

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1. Last name, name, and patrionymic: Turovskii, Mikhail Kirillovich
2. Rank: Private
3. Duty position: Sniper – 1st Rifle Company, 1st Rifle Battalion, 995th Rifle Regiment, 263rd Rifle Division

Recommendation for the Order of Glory III Class

4. Born: 1920
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party membership: n/a
7. Previous combat: in Patriotic War since 16.4.1944
8. In Red Army: since 10.4.1944
9. Inducted by: Simferopol Regional Military Commissariat, Crimean ASSR
10. Wounds or shell-shock: n/a
11. Previous awards: n/a
12. Home of record: Simferopol, Crimean ASSR, Eratskaya St. #47. Father – Kirill Kuzmich

Short description of personal combat feat or accomplishment

While on a reconnaissance mission with his comrades on 20th August he personally killed five Germans. Under heavy enemy fire he carried a seriously wounded comrade off the battlefield. During combat he acts boldly and decisively.

Signed 995th Rifle Regiment Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Volkov and Chief of Staff Major Maslov

Recommended upgrade to Order of the Red Star by Commander, 263rd Sivash Rifle Division, General-Major Pykhtin on 24th August, 1944

Awarded the Order of the Red Star by 263rd Sivash Rifle Division Order 024/N dated 30.8.44 and verified by Division Chief of Personnel Captain (?) on 30.08.44
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: Red Star,1721671,Sniper

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263rd Rifle Division Order 024/N dated 30th August, 1944

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, I award the following decorations for exemplary accomplishment of the Command’s missions in the struggle against the German invaders and for having displayed valor and bravery:

Order of the Red Star to:

6. Private Mikhail Dmitrievich Turovskii – Sniper, 995th Rifle Regiment

Signed 263rd Sivash Rifle Division Commander General-Major Pykhtin and Chief of Staff Guards Colonel Tkach(?)

Will post scans of Private Mikhail Dmitrievich Turovskii's Order of the Red Star shortly. . .
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Re: Red Star,1721671,Sniper

You don't often think of a sniper being so close to "action" that they would be carrying wounded from the field....

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Re: Red Star,1721671,Sniper

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