Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov
Medal for Combat Merit nr. 298909 was awarded by Order of February 14, 1943 to the 29- or 30-year-old Guards Master Sergeant Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov (Дмитрий Яковлевич Кафанов), a depot manager in a supply platoon of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment, 5th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 2nd Guards Mechanized Corps, 2nd Guards Army, Southern Front.
Certificate nr. V-076023
1. Last name: Kafanov
14. Record of all awards received:
Signature of the awardee: [signed]
I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):
Military commissar of the Dzerzhinsky Raion
Of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment
February 14, 1943 - Nr. 02 - Balabin farm
On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, I award:
The Medal for Combat Merit to:
2. Guards Master Sergeant Dmitry Yakovlevich Kafanov, depot manager in a supply platoon, for the fact that he effortlessly worked day and night delivering food supplies to the combat units, like to the combat units located near the Komarov farm on January 17, 1943. The supply unit and the field kitchen were located near the Aleksandrovsky farm. The enemy attacked the Aleksandrovsky farm, attempting to cut off the combat units from the rear area.
Food supply to the combat units was further complicated by intensive bombing, but due to the leadership skills and boldness of Guards Master Sergeant Kafanov, hot food was delivered in time at Komarov, where the combat units were located.
Born in 1913, candidate member of the Communist Party, Russian, drafted into the Red Army by the Military Commissariat of the Dzerzhinsky Raion, Zhitomir Oblast. Home address: M. Miropol, Dzerzhinsk Raion, Zhitomir Oblast.
Commander of the 24th Independent Guards Tank Regiment
Chief of Staff of the Regiment
Medal for Combat Merit nr. 298909, obverse and reverse
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