Medal for Bravery #2581479, Medal for Victory over Germany and a Jubilee Medal for 30 Years of the Soviet Army
Awarded to gun layer Private Grigorij Ivanovich Emelyanov (Никифор Прокопьевич Поддевалов)
For destroying one 75mm anti-tank cannon, two machine-guns, and up to 25 Hitlerites in the engagement during the enemy defence breakthrough on the river Neisse
Medal for Bravery #1932195
Made of solid silver. Measures 37.51 mm in diameter and 42.44 mm in height (including its eyelet) and it weighs 26.8 gram.
The medal is in a decent, about average condition with most details still visible and a medium patina on both sides. About half of the original red lacquer is still present and its connection ring has been cut. The medal is attached to a brass suspension together with the Medal for the Victory over Germany and the jubilee medal.
Medal for the Victory over Germany
Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.20 mm in diameter and 37.42 mm in height (including its eyelet) and it weighs 17.39 gram.
In great condition with most of gold plating still present. The higher laying parts like Stalin’s face show light wear only.
Jubilee Medal for 30 Years of the Soviet Army
Made of gold plated brass. Measures 32.29 mm in diameter and 37.35 mm in height (including its eyelet) and it weighs 17.4 gram.
In excellent, well above average condition with a most gold plating present and few dings and scratches.
Short translation of the citation:
Gun layer private EMELYANOV Grigorij Ivanovich.
In the engagement during the enemy defence breakthrough on the river Neisse, his gun destroyed one 75mm anti-tank cannon, two machine-gun, and up to 25 Hitlerites.
Born 1926, none party member, Russian, in Red Army
since 1944, drafted to Red Army by Izobil’noe district
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