Wednesday 30 October 2019

Comrade Sherman

"Award Order
  1. Name: Sherman, Yevgeniy Grigoryevich
  2. Rank: Jr. Lieutenant
  3. Position and unit: T-70 tank commander, 2nd tank battalion, 120th Orsha Independent Tank Brigade.
    Is nominated for the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class (posthumously).
  4. Year of birth: 1924
  5. Nationality: Jewish
  6. Party affiliation: none
  7. Participation in the Civil War, subsequent combat in defense of the USSR: Patriotic War, Western Front, as of August 13th, 1943
  8. Wounds or contusions in the Patriotic War: did not have any
  9. In the Red Army since: March 6th, 1942
  10. Recruited by: Samarkand recruitment office
  11. Prior awards: none
Brief and specific description of heroism or achievements: In battle to destroy an encircled group of Germans on July 7th, 1944 near Utovka and Lenin farm, comrade Sherman showed himself a brave and courageous officer. The Germans counterattacked with a superior force and threatened to break out of the encirclement. Comrade Sherman bravely faced the counterattack and killed up to 70 German soldiers and officers in battle.  In this fight, comrade Sherman died the death of heroes. Comrade Sherman is worthy of posthumously receiving the Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class.

Commander of the 2nd tank company, Lieutenant Haustov
Commander of the 2nd tank battalion, Captain Rossialov
July 28th, 1944"


  1. Now I'm curious about this chap's family history.

  2. How could he have participated in the civil war if he was born in 1924?

    1. Ah wait, I get it, that is just the heading of the section, the actual information is "Patriotic War, Western Front onwards"

    2. Yes, it's just a standard field in the blank they use. I have yet to personally see an award for anyone who fought in the Civil War and then the GPW. These people definitely exist, but there are not many of them among the tankers.