Soviet Order of the Red Star #914460
Awarded to navy speed boat canteen chief Alexey Osipovich Gorokhov (Алексей Осипович Горохов)
Made of silver and enamels. Measures 49.45 mm in width, 47.62 mm in height and weighs 29.4 gram without its screwplate. The serial number is located at the 6 o’clock position and the mint mark on the 12 o’clock position of its reverse.
This original order of the Red Star is in excellent, above average condition. The details are mostly visible although the higher laying parts like the soldiers hands show medium wear. The enamels are problem free and show some contact marks only. Its screwpost has been shortened by a tiny bit and the order comes with its time period and well fitted silver screwplate.
Short excerpt and translation of the research:
“Head of the canteen of the Coastal Base “Litke”, Red Brigades of torpedo boats, Red Banner Baltic Fleet.
During his service in the Red Brigades of torpedo boats, Sergeant Major GOROCHOV proved himself being a good and conscientious worker of the catering department of the base. He is a disciplined, neat junior commander, well performing all assigned tasks, knowing his profession, including his good restaurant. He shows concern for improving the work of catering, increases the military and economic knowledge of his profession and is well respected among the personnel. On 7th of November of 1944 he will have served 15 years and 1 month in the military fleet (Navy).
He is worthy of being awarded the Order of the “RED STAR”.”
Maybe not the most exciting citation but not often seen!
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