Order of Glory 2nd class #18642 (thin variation)
Awarded to Junior Sergeant Efim Ivanovich Evsyutin (Ефим Иванович Евсютин)
For risking his life clearing a 15m wide save passage in our’s and the enemy’s minefield and barbed wire obstacles east of Berlin under intensive enemy small arms and mortar fire. He continued his combat mission until its completion despite being wounded
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 49.40 mm in height, 47.12 mm in width and weighs 21.3 gram without its suspension. The serial number is located on top of its reverse.
This original order is in a nice, above average condition with much gold plating present. The red enamels are all present and original and show some minor superficial chipping around the lettering ‘SLAVA’ only; not noticeable with the naked eye. The higher laying parts of its obverse have medium wear and part of the roman numbers on the clock of the tower are still readable. The order comes with its time period double layer steel suspension and its connection ring has been cut.
Brief, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:
Comrade EVTYUKHIN exhibited courage and bravery in the offensive operation conducted by the 41 rifle Red banner division for breaking through the enemy defences near the town Lebus on the bridgehead of the Oder river (Germany). On the night of 15-16 January 1945, risking his life under intensive enemy small arms and mortar fire, he cleared a 15m wide save passage in our’s and the enemy’s minefield and barbed wire obstacles. In this action, he disarmed 280 anti-personnel mines of different systems, which enabled advance of our troops. Being wounded, he continued his combat mission until its completion, after which he was evacuated to a medical facility.
For courage and bravery exhibited in he struggle against the German invaders, he deserves state award order “GLORY II CLASS”.
The full translation of the research can be read below:
More info on Sgt. Evsyutin can be found here
Also included in the picture gallery:
- the combat diary of the 41st Rifle Division in July 1944
- a map 41st RD on the 1st Belorussian front 12-14 April 1945
- a second register card mentioning his Order of Glory 3rd class #34609
Scarce award with interesting research
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