Soviet Order of Glory 2nd class #1760
Order of Glory 2nd class awarded to Sergeant Ivan Gavrilovich Fedin (Иван Гаврилович Федин)
For destroying 3 light mortars, 4 heavy machine-guns, 3 light machine-guns and eliminating 12 Hitlerites in Lithuania
Order of Glory 2nd class; Made of silver and enamels. Measures 47.18 mm in width; 48.98 mm in height and weighs 21.4 gram without its suspension.
This original order is in worn condition with several small dings and scratches but a fair amount of gold plating still present. The red enamel is mostly lost and the higher laying parts of its obverse show medium to strong wear. Its connection ring has been cut.
Scarce low numbered award with interesting research and a real combat look!
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
“During the strong enemy defence breakthrough near the village Chyuiki, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist republic, on 05 October 1944, he delivered exceptionally precise direct fire with his gun at the enemy firing positions and troops. Being lightly wounded into his head, he didn’t abandon his gun piece and continued firing. He destroyed 3 light mortars, 4 heavy machine-guns, 3 light machine-guns, as well as suppressed two 75mm batteries and eliminated upto 12 Hitlerites. For delivering timely artillery support to the advancing infantry units and exhibited gallantry, he is worthy of order Glory II class. ”
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