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This is a fine original Order of the Red Star, Serial No. 2,102,489. This order has been partially researched (award record card only) and was awarded to Odnostalchenko, Ivan Yakovlevich on March 1st, 1945. Odnostalchenko was a Ukranian serving in the 677th Rifle Regiment, 409th Rifle Division as a Medic & Stretcher-bearer Platoon Commander.

His citation reads as follows:

"On the front, Comrade Odnostalchenko proved himself bold and brave.

Starting with the regiment’s combat actions to breach the Germans’ defenses in the area of the village of Chata (Czechoslovakia) on 27.03.1945, Comrade Odnostalchenko, as commander of the medic and stretcher-bearer platoon, carried out the evacuation of wounded from the battalion to regimental aid points during the entire course of the regiment’s combat actions. During the offensive, he evacuated wounded in a timely fashion, rending first aid.

On 02.04.1945 in the area of battles for the city of Bratislava, Comrade Odnostalchenko, under heavy enemy artillery and mortar fire, did well organizing the evacuation of wounded from the front line. He thereby saved the lives of up to 15 wounded soldiers and officers. As a medical worker, he gives great attention to saving the lives of the regiment’s wounded soldiers and officers.

For timely provision of medical aid to save the lives of soldiers and commanders, and for self-sacrificing work in organizing evacuation of wounded from the front lines, Comrade Odnostalchenko deserves the Government award the Order of the Red Star."


Condition is as depicted in photos, star shows heavy enamel damage on it's lower left arm.


Buyer will be emailed archival scans (7+1 portrait)

of researched documents and translations of the award record card and citation.



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.

Soviet Order of the Red Star (Serial No 2,102,489 - Researched, Medical)

SKU: SOV0160

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