Aleksandr Grigoryevich Koshelev

Medal for Courage nr. 164652 was awarded by Order of the 93rd Guards Rifle Regiment of January 29, 1943 to the 20- or 21-year-old Guards Private Aleksandr Grigoryevich Koshelev (Александр Григорьевич Кошелев), a scout in a dismounted reconnaissance platoon of the 93rd Guards Rifle Regiment, 51st Guards Rifle Division, 21st Army, Don Front.


Record card

Certificate nr. G-877962

1. Last name: Koshelev
2. First name and patronymic: Aleksandr Grigoryevich
3. Military rank: Guards Junior Sergeant
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1922
6. Place of birth: Village of Timonkino, Grylyovsky Rural Municipality, Peno Raion, Velikiye Luki Oblast
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Elementary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Soviet Army: July 14, 1941
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Scout in the 154th Guards Rifle Regiment, 51st Guards Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Farmer at the Stalin Kolkhoz, Grylyovsky Rural Municipality, Peno Raion
13. Home address of the awardee: Village of Timonkino, Grylyovsky Rural Municipality, Peno Raion, Velikiye Luki Oblast

14. List of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Courage [citation]

164652

Lost

Order of the 93rd Guards Rifle Division nr. 9 of January 29, 1943

Medal for Courage

3499678

G-877962

Order of the 154th Guards Rifle Regiment nr. 33/N of May 13, 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 Peno Raion
Lieutenant Colonel [signed] /Grechany/
January 2, 1943


Order

Order

Of the 93rd Lori Red Banner Guards Rifle Regiment, 51st Comrade Voroshilov Red Banner Guards Rifle Division, Don Front

January 29, 1943 - Nr. 9/N - Operational Army

On behalf of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, I award:

The Medal for Courage to:

[...]

5. Guards Private Aleksandr Grigoryevich Koshelev, scout in a dismounted reconnaissance platoon, for the fact that he, during the fighting on January 11, 1943, when he was on a reconnaisance mission and stationed among the ranks of the infantry, discovered a camouflaged enemy firing position and destroyed it with grenades. In the process he took 4 soldiers prisoner, thus enabling our infantry to push forward.

Born in 1922; Russian; Komsomol member; drafted by the Military Commissariat of the Peno Raion, Kalinin Oblast. Lives at _______________

[...]

Commanding officer of the 93rd Guards Rifle Regiment
Guards Major [signed] /Belov/



Medal for Courage nr. 164652, obverse and reverse


A Russian map showing the Soviet advance toward Stalingrad between January 10 and February 2, 1943. The 51st Guards Rifle Division is highlighted in green



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