Rafail Yakovlevich Rozental

Order of the Red Star nr. 695997 was awarded by Order of the 2nd Tank Army of June 2, 1944 to the 51-year-old Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service Rafail Yakovlevich Rozental (Рафаил Яковлевич Розенталь), the chief of Mobile Surgical Field Hospital nr. 180, 2nd Tank Army, 2nd Ukrainian Front.

Promotions

Date

Military Physician 2nd Grade [Major]

February 27, 1942

Major of the Medical Service

June 26, 1943

Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service

February 22, 1944


Record card

Order booklet nr. A-215466

1. Last name: Rozental
2. First name and patronymic: Rafail Yakovlevich
3. Military rank: Major of the Medical Service
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1893
6. Place of birth: City of Chernigov
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Jewish
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From June 1941 to May 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: 1) Company commander in the medical battalion of the 183rd Division, 29th Army; 2) Hospital chief in the 2nd Guards Tank Army
12. Current place of service and position: Senior inspector with the Directorate of Health Resorts and Sanatoriums, Union-Wide Central Council of Labor Unions
13. Home address of the awardee: 27 Bolshaya Kaluzhskaya Street, apartment 60

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

60824

Temporary certificate nr. 71853

Order of the 29th Army nr. 0318/N of July 23, 1942

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class

18324

Temporary certificate nr. 518860

Order of the 2nd Tank Army nr. 028/N of July 17, 1943

Order of the Red Star [citation]

695997

Temporary certificate nr. B-716542

Order of the 2nd Tank Army nr. 032/N of June 2, 1944

Order of the Patriotic War, 1st Class

224841

Temporary certificate nr. Z-168051

Order of the 2nd Guards Tank Army nr. 075/N of June 7, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

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

Chief of the 3rd Section
Captain [signed] /Markevich/
October 2, 1946


Award sheet

All fields to be filled out fully

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Rozental, Rafail Yakovlevich
2. Rank: Major of the Medical Service
3. Position and unit: Chief of Mobile Surgical Field Hospital nr. 180

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

4. Year of birth: 1893
5. Nationality: Jewish
6. Party membership and period: Not a member
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): Since June 22, 1941 on the Kalinin, Central, 1st Ukrainian, and 2nd Ukrainian Fronts
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: June 22, 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Khimki Raion, city of Moscow
11. Previous awards (for which achievements): Medal for Combat Merit and Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

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

During the combat operation, comrade Rozental set up the hosital in the village of Adamovka without delay and started admitting wounded men within 2 hours, thus ensuring they were provided proper medical care. Despite the absence of passable roads and a lack of transport vehicles, he organized the transportation of 150 men over a distance of 2 kilometers to the village of Pogrebishche. Through his able leadership he ensured the wounded were evacuated in a timely manner, which allowed for the hospital to be relocated to a new location.

During the offensive operations of March-April 1944, comrade Rozental set up his hospital in four different locations (Zhabinka, Mankovka, Dzhulinka, and Dzygovka), leaving personnel in each of these to provide medical care; he himself, present in all of these locations, worked tirelessly to ensure the wounded were admitted and received long-term treatment, since evacuation routes were absent.

Comrade Rozental, who always follows the Army's Medical Service's orders, ensures that the hospital acts in a timely manner and functions efficiently, instilling in his team a sense of dedication to their motherland and cultivating enthusiasm for their job and a cordial attitude toward the wounded.

He deserves the Order of the Red Star.

Interim chief of the Medical Service of the 2nd Tank Army
Major of the Medical Service [signed] /Volosevich/
April 20, 1944



Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service Rafail Yakovlevich Rozental


Order of the Red Star nr. 695997, obverse and reverse



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