Soviet Order of Glory 2nd class #15049
Awarded Sergeant Grigorij Artemievich Patyutko (Григорий Артемьевич Патютко)
For being the first to rush into the enemy trenches and destroying a heavy machine-gun position and 8 Hitlerites while doing so
Order of Glory 2nd class; Made of silver and enamels. Measures 47.30 mm in width, 49.25 mm in height and weighs 24.2 gram without its suspension. The serial number is located on top of its reverse.
This original order is in excellent, well above average condition with most gold plating present. The red enamels are problem free and all crisp. The higher laying parts of its obverse show light wear only and all details are still visible. The order comes with its time period double layer steel suspension and its connection ring has been cut.
Scarce award in excellent condition and with interesting research!
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“On 29 January 1945, during the strong enemy defence breakthrough near the village Nowa Silna, he was the first to rush into the enemy trenches, which swept along and inspired the other platoon members. In this engagement, he destroyed a heavy machine-gun position and 8 Hitlerites by means of handgrenades.
He deserves to be bestowed with order “Glory II class””
The full translation of the research:
More info on Potyutko can be found here
Also included is are scans of combat diary and a combat path. There can be found in the picture gallery (last three scans).
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