As Romania switched sides in the course of the offensive, this fighting would count among the last Soviet vs. Romanian actions of the war. Sheiko earned his Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class in January 1945, fighting near Lucenec, Slovakia. Leading a group of soldiers, he flanked an enemy machine gun, killed its crew, and used the captured gun to cover the rest of the infantry's advance. When the Germans attempted flanking moves, he led his platoon to repel them back to their starting positions.He captured 2 Germans in the process. Sheiko's actions contributed materially to the regiment accomplishing its mission. Condition is as seen in the images. Except for broken enamel on the 3 o'clock arms of both awards, almost as though they both took a hit simultaneously. There is also a small ding in the reverse of the 12 o'clock arm of the Red Star, mentioned here only because of its distance from the scanner glass in the images. The serial numbers of the awards are authentic and match the serial numbers shown in the archival documents. If you require confirmation in advance, please send me a message, and I will gladly provide images. Reasonable, rational collectors who are genuinely interested in the history represented by an award will make the effort to reach out and will quickly find that everything is in order.
Winner will be provided with archival research (13 pages including Award Record Card) in electronic format, unredacted, in color. Professional English translations of the Record Card and both award Citations is available if requested before receipt of item. I will answer all coherent, respectful inquiries to the best of my ability. Please see my other listings.
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