Hero of the Soviet Union vs Gold Star medal?

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Hero of the Soviet Union vs Gold Star medal?

Post by Dann Falk » 30 Sep 2019 22:26

Greetings,

I have a report that During WW II an officer was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union, Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal.

My question is: Are all three of these orders different? Doesn't the Hero of the Soviet Union award come with a Gold Star Medal?

Thanks for any help.

Dann

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Re: Hero of the Soviet Union vs Gold Star medal?

Post by Art » 01 Oct 2019 10:11

Gold star was a material sign of the HSU title. Order of Lenin was also automatically awarded to HSU, but also it could also be awarded independently. So in nutshell every HSU received a gold star and an order of Lenin.

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Re: Hero of the Soviet Union vs Gold Star medal?

Post by Dann Falk » 01 Oct 2019 16:36

Great info. It was somewhat confusing to me.

Thanks Art

Dann

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