Lidia Nikolayevna Churina

Order of the Red Star nr. 2578194 was awarded by Order of the 5th Shock Army of February 18, 1945 to the 20-year-old Junior Lieutenant of the Medical Service Lidia Nikolayevna Churina (Лидия Николаевна Чурина), a medic in the 33rd Independent Servicing Company, Army Field Base nr. 6, 5th Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front.

Promotions

Date

Junior Lieutenant of the Medical Service

October 30, 1943

Lieutenant of the Medical Service

May 21, 1945


Record card

Order booklet nr. 702202

1. Last name: Churina
2. First name and patronymic: Lidia Nikolayevna
3. Military rank: Junior Lieutenant of the Medical Service
4. Sex: Female
5. Year of birth: 1924
6. Place of birth: Village of Nikolayevo, Falyonki Raion, Kirov Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1945
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From October 1942 through February 1946
11. Place of service (name of unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Medic in the 33rd Independent Servicing Company, 5th Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front
12. Current place of service and position: Manager of a day care center in the village of Ksenyevskaya, Mogocha Raion, Chita Oblast
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Ksenyevskaya, Mogocha Raion, Chita Oblast

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]

2578194

Temporary certificate nr. I-175331

Order of the 5th Shock Army nr. 23/N of February 18, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee:

Military commissar of the Mogocha Raion
Major [signed] /Ryby/
November 10, 1948


Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Churina, Lidia Nikolayevna
2. Rank: Junior Lieutenant of the Medical Service
3. Position and unit: Medic in the 33rd Independent Servicing Company, Army Field Base nr. 6, 5th Shock Army
Nominated for: Medal for Courage
4. Year of birth: 1924
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party
7. Participation in the Civil War and the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR (where, when): Didn't participate in the Civil War. Has been participating in the Patriotic War since November 1943, serving on the 4th Ukrainian Front the and 1st Belorussian Front
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1942, joined voluntarily
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Joined voluntarily in the city of Chelyabinsk
11. Awards received previously (for which merits): None
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee or his family: Village of Nikolayevo, Falyonki Raion, Kirov Oblast

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Comrade Churina voluntarily enlisted in the Red Army in 1942. She has been serving at the front since November 1943. She has been serving excellently as a company military medic.

On January 5, 1945, during an enemy air raid on Garwolin, comrade Churina, despite the fact that she had been deafened by a series of explosions, bravely provided emergency medical aid to 16 wounded soldiers. She retrieved them from under the wreakage and sent them with an incidentally passing transport to a hospital.

For the courage and bravery she displayed while helping wounded soldiers, Junior Lieutenant of the Medical Service Lidia Nikolayevna Churina deserves the Medal for Courage.

Commander of the 33rd Independent Servicing Company
Lieutenant [signed] /Korchak/
January 18, 1945



Churina's award group, obverse


Churina's award group, reverse

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