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Fedor Leontievich Trofimov


   In February 1944, the Head of the American military mission in the Soviet Union, General John Dean, requested that the General Staff of the Red Army allow him to decorate outstanding Soviet officers and soldiers on behalf of the American Government.


Clarence R. Huebner


   In the middle of April 1945 the troops of the 1st Belorussian Front under the command of Zhukov were 70 kilometers away from Berlin. On 16 April, the operation to capture the German capital began. In April, the Western Allied troops forced the Rhine and completed the liquidation of the Ruhr group of Germans.


Vladimir Georgievich Zavadsky


   In February 1944, the Head of the American military mission in the Soviet Union, General John Dean, requested that the General Staff of the Red Army allow him to decorate outstanding Soviet officers and soldiers on behalf of the American Government.