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Old 07-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
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For Combat Merits,0897950,Clerk/Senior Machinist,109th Guards Rifle Division

Here is the Medal "For Combat Merits" #897950. A lot of the original finish remains on the reverse, which is often rubbed off by wear.
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Re: For Combat Merits,0897950,Clerk/Senior Machinist,109th Guards Rifle Division

Awarded to Emmanuil Petrovich Gurman on 30th March 1944.
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1. Family, Name, Patronym. Gurman, Emmanuil Petrovich
2. Rank. Guards Senior Sergeant
3. Position and unit. Clerk - Senior Machinist, Political Section, 109th Guards Rifle Division
4. Year of birth. 1919
5. Nationality. Jewish
6. Party Membership. Member VKP/b/
7. Participation in the Civil War, subsequent military activity in defence of the USSR (Where, When) Southern Front 1941-1942, Caucasian Front 1942, North Caucasian Front 1943, 4th Ukrainian Front 1943-1944, 3rd Ukrainian Front 1944.
8. Has been wounded or contused in Patriotic War. 1 Wound 14-04-1943
9. From which time in Red Army. 1941-03.
10. Which Regional Military Commissariat called. Zaporozh'e City Military Commissariat, Zaporozh'e
11. Has received awards /For which distinction/ Has not been awarded.

In the period of preparing and carrying out the offensive activities of the Division to liberate the cities of Herson - Berislavl' - Nikolaev Comrade Gurman showed himself to be a courageous, honest and devoted fighter.
For all the time located and operating in the group of the Political Section, helping workers of the Political Section with operating communications with the Party-Political apparatus units.
He timely lodged documents, well put in cases of production and accounts of political staff with the units.
Under repeated enemy fire, without regard for time he performed any task accurately and on time.
Comrade Gurman is worthy of the Governmental Award - The Medal "For Combat Merits".
Head of the Political Section 109th Guards Rifle Division
Guards Colonel Matirsov
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:30 AM   #4
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Re: For Combat Merits,0897950,Clerk/Senior Machinist,109th Guards Rifle Division

I think that his function was more like: writer - typewriter operator.
Not sure if it looks good in English, but the "machinist" sounds like steam engine driver to me.
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