Soviet Medal for Combat Merit #147863
To Sr. Sergeant Aleksander Leonidovich Lasygin (Александр Леонидович Ласыгин)
Awarded for regularly delivering ammunition supplies to the firing positions and personally destroying 2 enemy machine-guns by his hand grenades
Made of solid silver. The medal itself measures 32.07 mm in diameter and 36.60 mm in height including the eyelet. It weighs 21.1 gram without its suspension and 29.6 gram with the suspension but without the nut. The eyelet is 5.09 mm in width and the suspension measures 25.10 mm in width at its narrowest point and 31.41 at its widest point.
The medal is in decent condition with several dings and scratches and medium overall wear. A fair amount details are still visible and all of the red lacquer is worn off. The silver suspension is original as is the brass screw, the nut, the plate holding the ribbon and the screw plate tightening it all up. Its connection ring has been cut.
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or accomplishments
Quartermaster of the 2nd company, 2nd rifle battalion, Senior Sergeant LASYGIN Aleksander Leonidovich is bestowed, because he regularly delivered the ammunition supplies to the firing position. Personally, he destroyed 2 enemy machine-guns by his hand grenades.
Born 1914, VKP(b) member candidate, Russian, drafted to Red Army in 1941 by Sharlyk district military commissariat. Home address: intentionally obscured.
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