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.
Order booklet nr. B-344047
1. Last name: Golovach
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 Sumy Oblast
Major General [signed] /Kalinin/
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
Medal for Courage nr. 3086881, obverse and reverse
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