Aleksei Viktorovich Selegenenko

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 31620 was awarded by Order of the 14th Army of July 23, 1942 to the 41- or 42-year-old Military Veterinarian 3rd Grade (Captain of the Veterinary Service) Aleksei Viktorovich Selegenenko, chief of the Therapeutic Section of Army Veterinary Hospital nr. 669, 14th Army, Karelian Front.

Record card

Order booklet nr. B-747769

1. Last name: Selegenenko
2. First name and patronymic: Aleksei Viktorovich
3. Military rank: Reserve Major of the Veterinary Service
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1900
6. Place of birth: City of Vladikavkaz
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a party member
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From December 1919 through November 1921 and from June 1941 to January 1946
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Chief of a garrison veterinary hospital, Belomorsky Military District
12. Current place of service and position: Assistant at a veterinary institute
13. Home address of the awardee: 13 S. Perovskaya Street, apartment 23, Leningrad

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit [citation]


Temporary certificate nr. 41237

Order of the 14th Army nr. 0312 of July 23, 1942

Order of the Red Star


Temporary certificate nr. Ye-918380

Order of the 14th Army nr. 0323 of November 29, 1944

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 Kuibyshev Raion
Colonel [signed] /Smirnov/
February 24, 1947

Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

Last name, first name and patronymic: Selegenenko, Aleksei Viktorovich
Military rank: Military Veterinarian 3rd Grade
Position and unit: Chief of the Therapeutic Section of Army Veterinary Hospital nr. 669, 14th Army
Nominated for: Medal for Combat Merit
1. Year of birth: 1900
2. Nationality: Russian
3. Since when in the Red Army: June 23, 1941
4. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1926, party membership booklet nr. 2160352
5. Participation in combat (where and when): No
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Awards received previously (for which merits): None
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Kuibyshev Raion, city of Leningrad
9. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): 14 Herzen Street, apartment 55, room 8, city of Leningrad

Short, concrete description of the personal combat feat or merits:

Comrade Selegenenko, who has been serving as chief of the Therapeutic Section of Army Veterinary Hospital nr. 669 since the very first days of the Patriotic War, has proven to be dedicated to the motherland.

Through his selfless and diligent efforts, comrade Selegenenko's Therapeutic Section was able to cure 87.7 percent of all admitted horses over the course of the year, with an annual average treatment duration of 25.3 days.

In December 1941, upon receiving notification that his only son had been killed in action on the Leningrad Front in combat with the German-fascist invaders, comrade Selegenenko did not slacken his efforts, on the contrary; with even greater dedication he committed himself to his work. In the second half of the year his section cured 93.5 percent of all horses admitted, with an average treatment period of 20.7 days.

Comrade Selegenenko fully deserves to be awarded the Medal for Combat Merit.


He deserves to be awarded the Medal for Combat Merit.

Chief of the Veterinary Service of the 14th Army
Military Veterinarian 1st Grade [signed]
July 6, 1942

Medal for Combat Merit nr. 31620, obverse and reverse

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