Nikolai Yakovlevich Golovach

Medal for Courage nr. 3086881 was awarded by Order of the 131st Guards Mortar Regiment of March 31, 1945 to the 19- or 20-year-old Guards Private Nikolai Yakovlevich Golovach (Николай Яковлевич Головач), a telephone operator in a battalion headquarters platoon of the 131st Guards Mortar Regiment of the Reserve of the High Command, 35th Independent Guards Mortar Brigade of the Reserve of the High Command, 33rd Army, 1st Belorussian Front.

Record card

Order booklet nr. B-344047

1. Last name: Golovach
2. First name and patronymic: Nikolai Yakovlevich
3. Military rank: Private
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1925
6. Place of birth: Golovachi farm, Belopolye Raion, Sumy Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Ukrainian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From September 1943 through March 15, 1946
11. Place of service (name of unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Signaller in the 131st Independent Guards Mortar Regiment, 35th Mortar Brigade
12. Current place of service and position: Conductor at Belopolye Train Station
13. Home address of the awardee: Sumi Oblast, Belopolye Raion, Gorobivsksky Rural Municipality, Golovachi farm

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Courage [citation]


Confirmed by the Personnel Department of the Soviet Occupational Troops in Germany; September 13, 1947; nr. 38/018074

Order of the 131st Guards Mortar Regiment nr. 04/N of March 31, 1945

Order of the Red Star


Order of the 35th Independent Guards Mortar Brigade nr. 08/N of April 26, 1945

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 Sumy Oblast Major General [signed] /Kalinin/
April 28, 1948



Of the 131st Guards Mortar Regiment, 35th Independent Guards Rechitsa Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky Mortar Brigade of the Reserve of the High Command

31 March 1945 - Nr. 04/N - Active Army

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, for the exemplary accomplishment of combat missions in the struggle with the German invaders and the valor and bravery displayed in the process, I award:


The Medal for Courage to:


6. Guards Private Nikolai Yakovlevich Golovach, telephone operator in a battalion headquarters platoon, for the fact that he, during the fighting on February 6, 1945 near Vogelsang, while supporting the 787th Rifle Regiment of the 222nd Rifle Division, repaired two breaks in a telephone line in a timely manner and under heavy rifle, machine-gun and artillery fire, permitting continuous fire and allowing for the enemy counterattack to be repelled.

Born in 1925, Russian, not a party member, in the Red Army since 1943, drafted by the Military Commissariat of the Belopolye Raion, Sumy Oblast. Home address: village of Golovochi, Belopolye Raion, Sumi Oblast. His father, Yakov Ivanovich Golovach, lives there too.


Commander of the 131st Guards Mortar Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Trubach/

Medal for Courage nr. 3086881, obverse and reverse

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