A very nice Soviet Order Of The Red Star, serial number 3,027,750. This order has been fully researched, and was awarded in 1952 as a "catch up" award to Vasily Grigorevich Redin, Squad Commander in the 151st Guards Rifle Regiment, 52nd Guards Rifle Division. His Order of the Red Star citation reads as follows:
In battle with the German invaders, Comrade Redin displayed boldness and bravery. During the entire duration of battles from 5 July to 7 August 1943, he acted boldly and in an organized fashion as part of the rifle company to which his machine gun crew was assigned. In battles to occupy the village of Romarkova, Comrade Redin’s crew destroyed 12 soldiers and officers. In battle on the Kharkov axis on 15.08.1943, Comrade Redin, being surrounded, boldly repulsed enemy sub-machine gunners. Repelling attacks until nightfall, he and his crew stealthily passed the enemy’s pickets, and with their machine gun, broke out to their unit.
Redin was also awarded the "Medal for Capture of Berlin," and the "Medal for Victory over Germany."
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The Order of the Red Star was awarded to soldiers of the Soviet Army, Navy, border and internal security forces, employees of the State Security Committee of the USSR, as well as NCOs and officers of the bodies of internal affairs; to units, warships, associations, enterprises, institutions and organizations; as well as to military personnel of foreign countries:
- for personal courage and bravery in battle, for the excellent organization and leadership in combat that contributed to the success of our troops;
- for successful operations of military units and formations which resulted in the enemy suffering considerable casualties or damage;
- for outstanding service in ensuring public safety and the security of the State Border of the USSR;
- for courage and valour displayed during the performance of military duties, or, in circumstances involving a risk to life;
- for exemplary performance of special command tasks and other outstanding deeds committed in peacetime;
- for great contribution in maintaining the high combat readiness of troops, excellent performance in combat and political training, in the mastery of new combat equipment and other services associated with strengthening the defensive might of the USSR;
- for merit in the development of military science and technologies used in training of the Armed Forces of the USSR;
- for merit in strengthening the defence capabilities of the socialist community.
- Also used as a long service award from 1944 to 1958 to mark fifteen years of service in the military, state security, or police.