Tuesday 12 May 2020

Sherman Rammer

"Award Order
  1. Astakhov, Vladimir Mikhailovich
  2. Rank: Guards Sergeant
  3. Position: Mechanic-driver of the 84th Guards Tank Regiment, 30th Guards Mechanized Brigade, 9th Guards Mechanized Corps
    is nominated for the Order of the Red Banner.
  4. Year of birth: 1918
  5. Nationality: Russian
  6. Party affiliation: none
  7. Participation in the Civil War and subsequent actions in defense of the USSR and the Patriotic War: South-Western Front September 20th, 1941, to August 23rd, 1942, South-Western Front June 1st, 1943 to August 20th, 1943, 2nd Ukrainian Front from October 4th, 1944 to present
  8. Wounds and contusions in the Patriotic War: wounded on August 20th, 1943, contused on February 20th, 1942, wounded on March 18th, 1945
  9. In the Red Army since: 1938
  10. Conscripted by: Bolkhov conscription office, Orel oblast
  11. Prior awards: none
Brief and specific description of personal heroism or achievement:

As a tank driver in the tank commanded by Junior Lieutenant Evseinkov, during the battle for the Cered settlement on March 18th, 1945, he was the first to burst into the village where he destroyed two cannons, 8 APCs, and over 20 fascists with his tracks. He encountered a German SPG unexpectedly at a crossroads and destroyed it by ramming.

He showed exceptional courage and heroism in battle. He did not leave the battlfield even when wounded and continued to fight.

He is worthy of the Order of the Red Banner.

Commander of the 84th Guards Tank Regiment, Guards Lieutenant Colonel Bosov
March 27th, 1945"


  1. Replies
    1. The "Civil War" in this form refers to the Russian Civil War.