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№121390 Gold Star of Hero of the Soviet Union

USSR. Gold Star Medal No. 2415.

The decree of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR of April 16, 1934 established the highest degree of distinction - the assignment of the title Hero of the Soviet Union for personal or collective services to the state related to the heroic deed. In general, for the entire history of the USSR, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union was awarded to 12745 people.

Awarded by Sinitsin A. P.; Alexander Sinitsyn was born on June 21, 1922 in the village of Neznanovo (now the Korablinsky district of the Ryazan region). Russian. After graduating from seven classes of the school, he worked as a milling machine operator. In September 1941, Sinitsyn was called up by the Medyn District Military Enlistment Office for service in the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army. Since July 1942 - on the fronts of World War II. By March 1944, Senior Sergeant Alexander Sinitsyn was acting platoon commander of the 3rd separate reconnaissance of the 20th Guards Mechanized Brigade (8th Guards Mechanized Corps, 1st Tank Army, 1st Ukrainian Front). He distinguished himself during the liberation of the Ternopil region of the Ukrainian SSR. On March 22, 1944, at the head of a reconnaissance group of five fighters, Sinitsyn broke into the village of Sukhostav, Gusyatinsky District, and defeated an enemy convoy, destroying 29 enemy soldiers and officers, capturing 6 more. On March 23, 1944, in a battle on the road leading to the city of Zaleshchiki, Sinitsyn personally destroyed 3 cars, 11 soldiers and officers, and captured 3 more. Entering Zaleshchiki on March 24, 1944, he, together with his reconnaissance group, destroyed 3 more vehicles and 15 enemy soldiers and officers. On the same day, Sinitsyn's group successfully crossed the Dniester, destroyed the enemy machine gun point and defeated another convoy, capturing 27 wagons and 1 car. Having captured an important height, she successfully held it until the main forces arrived. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 26, 1944 for "courage, bravery and heroism shown in the fight against the German invaders," senior sergeant Alexander Sinitsyn was awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Golden Star medal number 2415. Guard junior lieutenant Alexander Sinitsyn died in battle on July 21, 1944. He was buried in the village of Volya-Bukhovsk, 12 kilometers northwest of the Polish city of Yaroslav.

Gold, silver. Total weight 34,3 g. Size 30 mm.

7900 ($9480)

Gold Star of Hero of the Soviet Union