Vasily Danilovich Golotvin

Order of the Red Star nr. 40211 was awarded by Order of the Black Sea Group of Forces of September 30, 1942 to 31- or 32-year-old Private First Class Vasily Danilovich Golotvin (Василий Данилович Голотвин), machine-gun layer in the 3rd Machine-Gun Company, 35th Rifle Regiment, 30th Rifle Division, 56th Army, Black Sea Group of Forces, Trans-Caucasus Front.

Golotvin's Red Star citation was drawn up sometime in August 1942. Golotvin was killed in action not long afterward, on September 2, 1942 in the Krasnodar area.


Record card of an award recipient

Last name: Golotvin
First name: Vasily
Patronymic: Danilovich
Rank: Private First Class
Position and unit: Gun layer in the 3rd Machine-Gun Company, 35th Rifle Regiment, 30th Rifle Division

Awarded:

Awarded which order or medal

Date of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR

Awarded for what

Order of the Red Star [citation]

Order nr. 09 of September 30, 1942

For the fighting with German fascism

 

[Stamped: Award issued]

 

Home address: Trans-Caucasus Front. Koksovy Rural Municipality, Belaya Kalitva Raion, Rostov Oblast

Biographical details:

1. Year of birth: 1910
2. Place of birth:
3. Party membership and period: Not a member
4. Nationality: Russian
5. Period of service in the Red Army: Since 1910 [sic]
6. Award documents are located in file nr.:

Awards issued:

Order or medal

Date of issue

Place of issue

Number of the order or medal

Number of the award document

Remarks

Order of the Red Star

October 14, 1942

Trans-Caucasus Front

40211

77109

 

Other remarks:


Award sheet

Concerning (military rank; first name, patronymic, and last name; position; and name of the troop unit, formation, institution, or installation): Private First Class Vasily Danilovich Golotvin, gun layer in the 3rd Machine-Gun Company, 35th Rifle Regiment, 30th Rifle Division

Name of the award: Order of the Red Star

1. Year of birth: 1910
2. Nationality: Russian
3. Social position and origins: Working class
4. Party affiliation: Not a member
5. Since when in the Red Army: Since November 5, 1941
6. Service in the Civil War: No
7. Wounds and contusions: No
8. Has he been nominated for an award before (if so, when and what for): No
9. Which commendations and awards did he receive and what for: No
10. Service in the White Army or other bourgeois armies and time spent in captivity: No
11. Permanent address: _______________

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

On August 7, 1942, during the fighting near Dinskaya, Golotvin destroyed one enemy automobile and a truck with his machine gun.

At the most precarious moment, when the enemy was surrounding him from all sides, he was able to get out of the encirclement, along with his machine gun. He continued destroying the fascists, during which time he killed up to two platoons of enemy submachine gunners.

Comrade Golotvin put his machine gun across the Kuban River in full working order.

He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Commanding officer of the 35th Rifle Regiment
Major [signed] /Klimenko/

Military commissar of the 35th Rifle Regiment
Battalion Commissar [Major] [signed] /Dertkin/



Order of the Red Star nr. 40211, obverse and reverse



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