Vasily Semyonovich Kapustin

Order of Glory, 3rd Class nr. 234234 was awarded by Order of the 270th Rifle Division of October 19, 1944 to the 36- or 37-year-old Private Vasily Semyonovich Kapustin (Василий Семенович Капустин), a rifleman in the 6th Rifle Company of the 977th Rifle Regiment, 270th Rifle Division, 103rd Rifle Corps, 6th Guards Army, 1st Baltic Front.


Record card

Order Booklet nr. V-996380

1. Last name: Kapustin
2. First name and patronymic: Vasily Semyonovich
3. Military rank: Private
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1907
6. Place of birth: Village of Raskhovets, Ukolovo Raion, Voronezh Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Candidate member of the Communist Party
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: Since 1941
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Rifleman in the 977th Rifle Regiment, 270th Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Farmer at the "Krasny voin" [Red Soldier] Kolkhoz, Raskhovets Rural Municipality, Ukolovo Raion, Voronezh Oblast
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Raskhovets, Ukolovo Raion, Voronezh Oblast

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of Glory, 3rd Class [citation]

234234

Temporary certificate nr. D-092044

Order of the 270th Rifle Division nr. 066 of October 19, 1944

Medal for Courage

1936175

Temporary certificate nr. E-819260

Order of the 977th Rifle Division [sic] nr. 024 of May 24, 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 Ukolovo Raion
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Vishtakalyuk/
May ___, 1950


Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Kapustin, Vasily Semyonovich
2. Rank: Private
3. Position and unit: Rifleman in the 6th Rifle Company of the 977th Rifle Regiment, 270th Demidov Red Banner Rifle Division
Nominated for: Order of Glory, 3rd Class
4. Year of birth: 1907
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Not a member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): On the Voronezh Front from July 1, 1942 through January 22, 1943; on the Kalinin Front from August 18, 1943 through October 20, 1943; and on the 1st Baltic Front since October 20, 1943
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: One light wound to his arm on January 22, 1943 on the Voronezh Front
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since August 22, 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Ukolovo Raion, Voronezh Oblast
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for Courage by Order of the 977th Rifle Regiment nr. 07 of April 30, 1944
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: ____ Cheremukhovo, Raskovezh Rural Municipality, Ukolovo Raion, Voronezh Oblast. Married to Yevdokia Semyonovna Kapustina

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Serving as the battalion commander's messenger to the regimental staff, comrade Kapustin has always delivered his messages to the regiment in time during the regiment's fighting since June 26, 1944, regardless of the circumstances.

On October 5, 1944, while returning to the battalion, he noticed an officer bleeding profusely from severe wounds. Comrade Kapustin carried the officer over a distance of more than two kilometers to a medical post, where the officer was given urgent medical care, after which the officer's life was out of danger.

Comrade Kapustin displayed great nobleness and deserves the Order of Glory, 3rd Class.

Commander of the 977th Rifle Regiment
Colonel [signed] /Kashin/
October 18, 1944



Order of Glory, 3rd Class nr. 234234, obverse and reverse



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