The Order of Glory

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Bevzyuk Vasily Timofeevich
Arsentiy Isaevich Ivanov
Ivanov Mikhail Vasilievich
Participant of the battles for the liberation of Vienna, Knight of the Order of Glory, Guards Specialist B. Lugachev on the roof of one of the houses
Soviet soldiers who participated in the battles for Budapest are photographed on one of the streets of the city after its liberation
Rangefinder of an anti-aircraft gun Specialist V. Zotov monitors the air space
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and commanders of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Fighting is over. Soviet infantrymen bring their uniforms in order on a Berlin street
Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich
Ivan Kolesnikov

Kuznetsov Ivan

Kravtsov Alexander Nikiforovich
Kalchenko Nikolay Karpovich
Kornienko Vasily Stepanovich
Korovin Ivan Ivanovich
Members of a separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army, Senior Sergeant O. Marienkina and Second Lieutenant N. Belobrova
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Bevzyuk Vasily Timofeevich
Arsentiy Isaevich Ivanov
Ivanov Mikhail Vasilievich
Participant of the battles for the liberation of Vienna, Knight of the Order of Glory, Guards Specialist B. Lugachev on the roof of one of the houses
Soviet soldiers who participated in the battles for Budapest are photographed on one of the streets of the city after its liberation
Rangefinder of an anti-aircraft gun Specialist V. Zotov monitors the air space
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and commanders of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Fighting is over. Soviet infantrymen bring their uniforms in order on a Berlin street
Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich
Ivan Kolesnikov

Kuznetsov Ivan

Kravtsov Alexander Nikiforovich
Kalchenko Nikolay Karpovich
Kornienko Vasily Stepanovich
Korovin Ivan Ivanovich
Members of a separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army, Senior Sergeant O. Marienkina and Second Lieutenant N. Belobrova
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army

Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich

Rank: Sergeant Type of troops: Armored and mechanized troops Subdivision: 24th Artillery of the Order of Suvorov Breakthrough Division Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich - participant of the Great Patriotic War, three times order bearer, guard senior sergeant, born on August 21, 1924 in the village of Konstantinovo, Spassky District, Gorky Region. He was drafted to the front in August 1942, got into the 2nd tank battalion of the 12th Guards Tank Shepetivskaya Red Banner Order of the Suvorov Brigade, 4th Guards Kantemirovsky Tank Corps. He was the gun loader for the SU-85. He fought on Voronezh, on the 1st Ukrainian fronts. Acting in the crew of L-TO Trofimov in battle on December 19-20, 1943, he showed resourcefulness and courage. The German Tiger tank, which appeared in 1942, was the most powerful enemy on the battlefields until the end of World War II. The combination of powerful armor and superior firepower meant that with the right position and with an experienced crew, the Tiger was nearly invulnerable. The fighter Khvastunov knew this well and how the loader did everything so that the crew's guns could destroy the T-6 tank coming to them and the armored personnel carrier with enemy infantry with their fire. When the Tiger tank entered the battle, the armor and cannon made it a serious enemy. And this serious enemy was destroyed by our crew. When the gunner and gunner were wounded, the soldier Khvastunov replaced them and fired from his gun, repelling the enemy's onslaught. In December 1943 he was awarded a government award - the Order of Glory, III degree. In January 1945 he was wounded during the battle. But the young organism did not disappoint. Healed and went back to battle. He took part in battles near Voronezh, liberated Kharkov, Odessa from the Nazis, smashed the enemy in Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia. Taking part in breaking through the heavily fortified enemy defenses, crossing the Nida River - a river in southern Poland, the left tributary of the Vistula, while capturing the Polish cities of Krakow and Dzyaloshice, he showed himself to be a brave and courageous warrior. For some time he served as the battalion clerk. He treated this work carefully and conscientiously. He put a complete order in the battalion's documentation, organized the storage of documents. Personnel records were kept exceptionally accurate. He actively helped in the work of the headquarters. Under enemy fire, he collected the information necessary for the headquarters from the crews. In February 1945 he was awarded the Order of the Red Star. He lived to be 75 years old, was buried at the Krasnoarmeysky cemetery in the city of Volgograd.
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