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Old 06-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Red Star,0226717,Sniper,32nd Motorised Rifle Regiment,7th Motorised Rifle Division

Record card


Order booklet nr. 384040

1. Last name: Zhirkov
2. First name and patronymic: Ivan Vasilyevich
3. Military rank: Corporal
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1922
6. Place of birth: Staraya Maina, Ulyanovsk Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1943
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: Since September 1941
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position at the time of the award: 7th Motorized Rifle Division of the NKVD Internal Troops
12. Current place of service and position: 32nd Rifle Regiment, 4th MVD Rifle Division
13. Home address of the awardee: Staraya Maina, Ulyanovsk Oblast
14. Record of all awards received:


Order of the Red Star 226717 Temporary certificate nr. 927457 Order of the 7th Motorized Rifle Division nr. 1/N of December 29, 1942


Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee
(position and signature):


Military commissar of the Mažeikiai District
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /_______/
December 29, 1946
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Re: Red Star, Sniper, 7th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division,226717

Award sheet


[Pencil: “Order of the Red Star”]

Last name, first name and patronymic: Zhirkov, Ivan Vasilyevich
Rank: Private
Position and unit: Sniper in the 32nd Motorized Rifle Regiment, 7th Motorized Rifle Division of the NKVD Internal Troops
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
1. Year of birth: 1922
2. Nationality: Russian
3. Since when in the Red Army: 1941
4. Party affiliation: Member of the Komsomol
5. Participation in combat (where and when): On the Western Front with the 356th Rifle Division and 12th Guards Rifle Division from September 6 to September 20, 1942
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Which awards received previously (for which merits): None
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Staraya Maina Raion
9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): ______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:


Comrade sniper Zhirkov is dedicated to the motherland and the cause of the Party of Lenin and Stalin.

During the fighting with the German invaders he showed himself a decisive, steadfast, and brave sniper, who is capable of taking initiative. He has mastered a sniper’s skills well.

During the defensive period comrade Zhirkov quickly tracked down and killed the Germans soldiers and officers.

During 15 days of combat he killed 28 German occupants.


Regimental commander
Major [signed] / Svistunov /

Regimental military commissar
Battalion Commissar [signed] / Peisachenko /
September 25, 1942



For bravery and steadfastness, displayed during the fighting with the German occupants, and for killing 28 hitlerites,
comrade sniper Zhirkov deserves this nomination for the Order of the Red Star.


Divisional commander
Colonel [signed] / Solomatin /

Divisional military commissar
Senior Battalion Commissar [signed] / Nikitin /
September 28, 1942



He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.


Commander of the 61st Army
Guards Lieutenant General [signed] / Belov /


Member of the Military Council
Divisional Commissar [signed] / Dubrovsky /
October 10, 1942
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Re: Red Star, Sniper, 7th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division,226717

Order

[Pencil: “Western Front”]

Secret

Order


Of the 7th Motorized Rifle Division of the NKVD Internal Troops


December 29, 1942 – Nr. 1/N – City of Tula


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 hereby displayed valor and bravery, the following are to be decorated:

[…]

With the Order of the Red Star:

[…]

7. Private Ivan Vasilyevich Zhirkov, sniper in the 32nd Motorized Rifle Regiment

[…]



Divisional commander
Colonel [signed] / Solomatin /

Divisional chief of staff
Colonel [signed] / Zaryankin /
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Re: Red Star, Sniper, 7th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division,226717

Жирков, Иван Васильевич ' ORS
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Re: Red Star, Sniper, 7th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division,226717

Outstanding, Patrick!
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Re: Red Star, Sniper, 7th NKVD Motorized Rifle Division,226717

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