Russian World War Ii Hero Of The Soviet Union Gold Star Decoration Medal M50-10 For Sale
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Russian World War II Hero of the Soviet Union Gold Star Decoration Medal
- The five pointed gold star itself measures 1 3/16 inches wide by 1 5/16 inches tall
- Piece is 23 Karat Gold
- The serial number is "5690"
- Was awarded to Nikolai Yakovitch Hodosov
- Hodosov was born October 21, 1913 to Russian parents and had a 5th grade education. He entered the army in 1937 and participated in the Great Patriotic War in June 1941
- He was awarded this Hero of the Soviet Union Gold Star as a commander of a platoon that made a forced crossing of the Dnieper River in September of 1943. His platoon held their position for 7 days until reinforced and fought off 37 German counter attacks. His award was given on March 24, 1945, and he fought all the way to Berlin. He was also awarded an Order of Lenin, 2 Red Banners, 2 Gold Patriotic War 1st Classes, 1 Patriotic War 2nd Class and 2 Red Stars, location unknown.
- Includes the ribbon and suspension with a screw back post and marked nut
- This Gold Star was examined by noted author and Soviet Orders Expert Paul McDaniel at the SOS Show in Kentucky in March 2013, and he verified it to be an original World War II award.
- This medal shows wear on both sides of the star and ribbon and was probably worn every day in both military and civilian life by HSU Hodosov.
- Please see the photos for condition and appearance
- This was the USSR Soviet Union's highest decoration for gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty. It was equivalent to the United States Medal of Honor
- EXTREMELY RARE !
- Cheers Comrade
- Very good plus condition
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- Thanks, Charlie
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On Aug-12-12 at 15:21:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
SHIPPING FEES EXPLAINED: I am an trading assistant listing this item for one of my clients. The seller / owner insists on certain shipping requirements which I must follow. Items sold for domestic destinations will be shipped USPS Priority Mail in a box with signature required for pickup. If you check what we charge for shipping against the USPS shipping rates you will see that we are only passing along the cost of shipping which we are charged. We do not desire to lose money on shipping, but we also do not desire to make money on shipping. If what a buyer pays for shipping is in excess of what we actually paid for shipping, we will refund the difference to you. If, however, the actual shipping fees exceed the amount we collect for shipping, we will absorb the difference. We think this shipping fee policy is very fair and equitable. Not everyone agrees with us, though, and we realize that we cannot please everyone.On Mar-26-13 at 08:13:54 PDT, seller added the following information:
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