Sergei Alekseyevich Borovkov

Order of the Red Star nr. 212772 was awarded by Order of the Western Front of August 27, 1943 to the 51-year-old Colonel of the Veterinary Service Sergei Alekseyevich Borovkov (Сергей Алексеевич Боровков), the chief of the Veterinary Service of the 49th Army, Western Front.

In early August 1943, while Borovkov's Red Star recommendation was being processed, the 49th Army and a large number of neighboring formations launched an offensive to drive the Germans out of Smolensk, a campaign that would become known as the second Battle of Smolensk.

Promotions

Date

Military Veterinarian 1st Grade

1936

Brigade Military Veterinarian

September 19, 1941

Colonel of the Veterinary Service

February 14, 1943


Record card

Order booklet nr. 260200

1. Last name: Borovkov
2. First name and patronymic: Sergei Alekseyevich
3. Military rank: Colonel of the Veterinary Service
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1892
6. Place of birth: Village of Ukhtym, Udmurt SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1941
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: 1918
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Chief of the Veterinary Service of the 49th Army, Western Front
12. Current place of service and position: In the reserve of the Veterinary Directorate of the People's Commissariat of Defense
13. Home address of awardee: 36a Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street, apartment 21, Moscow. Married to Maria Vasilyevna Borovkova

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star [citation]

212772

Temporary certificate nr. 999101

Order of the Western Front nr. 0809/N of August 27, 1943

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class

236319

Temporary certificate nr. G-160869

Order of the 3rd Baltic Front nr. 0407 of September 29, 1944

Order of the Red Banner

136852

Temporary certificate nr. 088024

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 3, 1944

Order of Lenin

18074

Temporary certificate nr. 117269

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 21, 1945

Medal for the Defense of Moscow

-

Certificate nr. 009212

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 1, 1944

Medal for the 20th Anniversary of the Red Army

-

Certificate nr. 003495

Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1938

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Senior assistant chief of the 6th Section, 1st Department, Main Personnel Directorate of the People's Commissariat of Defense
Major [signed] /Lagutin/
August 16, 1945


Award sheet [for his Red Star]

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Borovkov, Sergei Alekseyevich
2. Military rank: Colonel of the Veterinary Service
3. Position and unit: Chief of the Veterinary Service of the 49th Army
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
4. Year of birth: 1892
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend of the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Took part in the Civil War, serving on the Eastern Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: 1918
10. Drafted by which military commissariat:
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): Medal for the 20th Anniversary of the Red Army
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and the address of his family: ______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Borovkov is an energetic, strong-willed, and decisive commander. He possesses a thorough knowledge of veterinary matters and loves his profession. He spends a significant amount of his time directly with the units and personally inspected almost all of the army's horses. He organized the prophylactic duties very well and his veterinary institutions achieved very good medical results. He assigned the veterinary physicians correctly and he seeks to keep systematically educating the veterinary personnel.

He is a knowledgeable commander and a modest comrade. Colonel Borovkov is considered an authority among the army's veterinary personnel.

Colonel Borovkov has been serving in executive positions in the Red Army continuously for 25 years. During the Patriotic War he was nominated for an award twice, but for reasons unknown to the army's Military Council he never received any awards.

Colonel Borovkov deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Deputy army commander and chief of the Rear Area
Colonel [signed] /Lagovsky/
June 30, 1943



Colonel of the Veterinary Service Sergei Alekseyevich Borovkov


Order of the Red Star nr. 212772, obverse and reverse



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