Soviet Order of Glory 3rd class #657730
Awarded to Private Vasily Dmitrievich Markov (Василий Дмитриевич Марков)
For being wounded 9(!) times by bullets, mines and shells
Made of solid silver and enamels. Measures 45.78 in width, 48.53 mm in height and it weighs 21.3 grams (not including its suspension).
In excellent overall condition with the details of higher laying parts like the clock in the tower still perfectly visible. The enamels are problem free without chipping or repairs and show few dings and contact marks only. The order comes with its double layer steel suspension and its silver connection ring has not been cut.
Short translation of the citation:
“Being in 17th rifle division, separate company of chemical defence on the western front as the chemist. On 01/04/1942, during the capture of Maloyaroslavets, he was wounded in the left hand without bone damage, on 02/06/1942, during the attack on the river Ugra, he was shot in the left leg, without bone damage. On 08/29/1942 during defence of the river Ugra he was wounded by a splinter of an enemy mine in his left arm without bone damage, on 10/06/1942 during defence of the river Ugra he was wounded by a splinter of an enemy mine in his left arm without bone damage, on 12/08/1942, during exploration of Skugrovskaya heights in the Smolensk region, he received a bullet wound in the chest. On 02/07/1943, while attacking Vyazma, he was contused. On 04/20/1943, during an attack on the river Jizdra, he was wounded in the back by a fragment of an enemy shell. On 04/04/1943, during an attack on the village of Kukushkino in the Smolensk region, he was contused and seriously wounded in the head, with damage to the skull by a fragment of an enemy mine. At present he is an invalid of the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree and does not work due to the prohibition of his doctor.”
More information on private Markov can be read here
This Order of Glory is private Markov’s only numbered award so technically it can be considered to be a complete group
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