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After 70 years, state awards found their heroes

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The cadre bodies of the Central Military District, whose territory reaches half of Russia, continue to search for military personnel who, for one reason or another, have not received well-deserved awards. December 4 in the military commissariat of the Saratov region held a solemn transfer of daughters and granddaughters of the Red Army soldiers Nikolai Putin and Prokopy Samoilov of certificates to state awards, to which they were presented more than 70 years ago, the press service of the district said in the address of "Military Review"


After 70 years, state awards found their heroes


Lieutenant Putin was posthumously presented to the Order of the Patriotic War, II degree for courage and resilience shown in 1943 in the battles near Leningrad for Sinyavino heights. At the time of the counterattack, the Germans with numerically superior forces stubbornly repelled several counterattacks, after which they threw grenades against the Nazis, shouting "Hurray" with a group of fighters and threw themselves into a hand-to-hand fight, drawing the fighters to their example. Being wounded, he did not leave the battlefield until he completed the task, firmly entrenched in his frontier
- it says in his award list.

Sergeant Samoilov was presented to the Medal of Courage in 1944, when he destroyed four heavy machine guns in a battle with the fascist invaders and burned an armored vehicle. But the medal was never awarded. In 1970, Prokopii Semenovich died without knowing about his reward.

The press service notes that only in 2017, 14 veterans received front-line orders and medals, another 182 relics were transferred to relatives of soldiers and officers of World War II, who did not live to see this day. Great help in the implementation of award solutions provides electronic resource "People's feat" on the website of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
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press service of the Central Military District
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  1. Kleber
    Kleber 5 December 2017 08: 57 New
    +2
    In 1945 it was necessary to begin to search, and not after decades.
    1. vovanpain
      vovanpain 5 December 2017 09: 10 New
      +7
      Quote: Kleber
      In 1945 it was necessary to begin to search, and not after decades.

      Well, actually they started earlier, the order of the Patriotic War was handed to my grandfather in 1964, although it was presented in 1944 during the storming of Warsaw, but the grandfather was seriously wounded, the hospital, his award still found a hero. hi
      1. Kleber
        Kleber 5 December 2017 09: 44 New
        +1
        Quote: vovanpain
        my grandfather order of the Patriotic War in 1964 year handed, although the presentation on it was in 1944 year


        Exactly two decades, the order was looking for a hero, too long.
        1. vovanpain
          vovanpain 5 December 2017 09: 57 New
          +4
          Quote: Kleber
          Exactly two decades, the order was looking for a hero, too long.

          So, after all, he also found such stories, because hundreds of thousands, after the war, there was a terrible mess, the living looked for the living and the dead, it was necessary to rebuild the country, but after all, they find glory to God the Colleague! hi
    2. Primoos
      Primoos 5 December 2017 09: 59 New
      +2
      My paternal grandfather died of his wounds in 59, and his widow, my grandmother, received the award in 61. Maternal grandfather received the second order of World War II already in '79. NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN! Nothing is FORGOTTEN! These are not just words.
  2. Jedi
    Jedi 5 December 2017 09: 05 New
    +7
    Better late than never. Rewards have found their Heroes! good
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 5 December 2017 09: 24 New
      +2
      Hello old man! hi ... I agree with you, my post almost coincided with yours ...
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 5 December 2017 09: 31 New
        +4
        Hello to you too! hi This means that we think in one direction! drinks
    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 5 December 2017 09: 29 New
      +3
      The Jedi is actually never too late! The main thing is not to stop the search until the end!
  3. Simon
    Simon 5 December 2017 09: 18 New
    +2
    Honor and glory to the fallen heroes! Another page of the last war was closed. Now the rewards of the fallen heroes will be kept with their relatives. soldier
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 December 2017 09: 23 New
    +3
    The award MUST find the Hero, sooner or later ...
  5. KVashentcev
    KVashentcev 5 December 2017 12: 34 New
    +2
    Unfair, of course ...
    I must say that in those days it was very bad with logistics. The army is large, moving fast. And the papers were filled mainly by people "two classes, three corridors." How many mistakes were in the names and surnames? I found my grandfather on a feat only by distorting the name, yes, in 1945 the award was incorrectly issued, but at least he received his medal. My great-grandfather, being presented to the medal for 1965 years of victory in 20, never received it, having died a year later, in 1966, and this is no longer wartime. His grandfather got his 20 years only in 1970. Medals have been handed out for years. There were cases when one award was presented twice. There were rewards with editing in the room - the masters sat in three shifts on a starvation diet, they were mistaken, of course. Unfortunately, no one is safe from this.

    And this is not only with us. I was holding in my hands the Italian award document for the award for 1916, issued in 1967! In France, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain and others, awards for the First World War were given even decades after the war, and even after the Second World War, and these countries are much smaller in size.

    The main thing is that justice has triumphed, albeit with a delay.