Yevstafy Aleksandrovich Tsomaya

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 228908 was awarded by Order of the 70th Army of September 27, 1944 to the 30- or 31-year-old Captain of the Medical Service Yevstafy Aleksandrovich Tsomaya (Евстафий Александрович Цомая), the commanding officer of the 191st Independent Medical Battalion, 160th Rifle Division, 114th Rifle Corps, 70th Army, 1st Belorussian Front.

Promotions

Date

Military Physician 3rd Grade [Captain]

November 6, 1942

Senior Lieutenant of the Medical Service

February 20, 1943

Captain of the Medical Service

September 5, 1943

Major of the Medical Service

December 25, 1944

Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service

November 11, 1950


Record card

Order booklet nr. A-664559

1. Last name: Tsomaya
2. First name and patronymic: Yevstafy Aleksandrovich
3. Military rank: Major of the Medical Service
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1913
6. Place of birth: __ Orakhelashvili Street, city of Poti, Georgian SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1941
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Georgian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From January 1942 up to the present time
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Commanding officer of the 191st Medical Battalion, 160th Rifle Division, 70th Army, 1st Belorussian Front
12. Current place of service and position: Chief of physical therapy of Military Sanatorium nr. 275, Group of Soviet Occupation Forces in Germany
13. Home address of the awardee: __ Melikishvili Street, apartment 13, city of Tbilisi, Georgian SSR

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit

262993

Temporary certificate nr. 526031

Order of the 160th Rifle Division nr. 016/N of April 21, 1943

Order of the Red Star

308440

Temporary certificate nr. A-027994

Order of the 160th Rifle Division nr. 032/N of August 24, 1943

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class [citation]

228908

Temporary certificate nr. V-576655

Order of the 160th Rifle Division nr. 0149/N of September 27, 1944

Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class

152143

Temporary certificate nr. 338617

Order of the 70th Army nr. 267/N of November 14, 1945

Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

 

Permanent certificate nr. V-0028359

Decree of May 9, 1945

Medal for Combat Merit

/

 

Decree of June 13, 1952

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Chief of Military Sanatorium nr. 275
Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service [signed] /Vinokurov/
March 13, 1947


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Tsomaya, Yevstafy Aleksandrovich
2. Rank: Captain of the Medical Service
3. Position and unit: Commanding officer of the 191st Independent Medical Battalion, 160th Red Banner Rifle Division

Nominated for: ...............

4. Year of birth: 1913
5. Nationality: Georgian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since August 1941
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Western Front from May 1942, 1st Belorussian Front since March 1944
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since January 1942
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the city of Tbilisi
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): Order of the Red Star on August 24, 1943 and Medal for Combat Merit on April 21, 1943
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or achievements:

Comrade Tsomaya, the commanding officer of the 191st Independent Medical Battalion, possesses fine organizational skills and knowledge of the medical profession. Owing to his tireless and selfless efforts and comrade Tsomaya's efficient leadership, the medical battalion always and during all of the Division's combat operations handles its assignments well.

Despite the great influx of wounded men during the offensive operations the Division conducted between July 17 and August 30, 1944, all men who were admitted were provided prompt medical assistance and properly tended to. Faced with a shortage of transport vehicles, comrade Tsomaya still managed to ensure the wounded were promptly evacuated to a hospital. Wounded soldiers and officers speak of Captain Tsomaya's considerate and attentive treatment with greatfulness.

For his fine coordinating efforts, his considerate and attentive treatment of the wounded, and for providing prompt medical assistance, comrade Tsomaya deserves a decoration.

Deputy commander for the Rear of the 160th Red Banner Rifle Division
Major of the Quartermaster Service [signed] /Golubenko/
September 1, 1944



Lieutenant Colonel Yevstafy Aleksandrovich Tsomaya


Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class nr. 228908, obverse and reverse



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