Order of Glory 3rd Class #277435
Awarded to Private Vasiliy Ivanovich Kuzhilny (Иван Иванович Иванов)
For delivering combat orders and dispatches under intensive enemy machine-gun fire as a runner and participating in a defence against an enemy counter-attack where he personally eliminated 3 Germans
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 46.81 mm in width; 49.05 mm in height and weighs 23.4 gram without its suspension.
In excellent, well above average condition with most details crisp and light overall wear. The enamels are gorgeous and free from chipping, scratches and repairs. Its connection ring has been cut and it comes with a double layer suspension.
Short translation of the citation:
Private KUZHILNY Vasiliy Ivanovich 1900
Rifleman of 827 rifle regiment, 302 rifle “Ternopol” Red Banner division.
Light wound 26.04.1944
Recommendation for order “GLORY III class”:
In the combat engagement against the German invaders on 18 March 1945, comrade KUZHILNY served as a runner and delivered combat orders and dispatches under intensive enemy machine-gun fire in proper time from the battalion command post to the rifle battalion positions. Participating in a defence against an enemy counter-attack, he personally eliminated 3 German troops.
Comrade KUZHILNY deserves to be bestowed with order “GLORY III class”.
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