Russia - Soviet: A Good Leningrad Front Medal for Courage awarded to Reserve Sergeant Nikolai Mikhailovich Leganov, a Rifleman in the 92nd Rifle Regiment, 201st Rifle Division, who during the fighting on the Narva in March 1944, killed 14 enemy soldiers, captured 1 heavy machine gun and was involved in repelling 8 enemy counterattacks.
Medal for Courage, type 2, variation 1, numbered 917676.
Nikolai Mikhailovich Leganov was born in the village of Klimovo, Staritsa Raion, Kalinin Oblast in 1908, and saw service with the Red Army from April 1942 up until October 1945. Serving as a Rifleman in the 92nd Rifle Regiment, 201st Rifle Division Leganovs only decoration was this Medal for Courage awarded to him by order of the 92nd Sestroretsk Red Banner Rifle Regiment, 201st Gatchina Rifle Division, Leningrad Front on 7th March 1944, the citation as follows:
'Private First Class Nikolai Mikhailovich Leganov, anti-tank rifle crew member, for the fact that he, on 5th March 1944, during the fighting near Sirgal on the Narva axis, repelled 8 enemy counterattacks, during which he killed 14 enemy soldiers and captured 1 heavy machine gun as a trophy.'
Born in 1908, not a party member, Russian, drafted by the Military Commissariat of the Volodarsky Raion, city of Leningrad. Subsequently Leganov was to receive the Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, and by June 1946 was working as a Foreman at an assembly workshop of the Leningrad Mechanical Engineering School, whilst living at 1A Tkachi (Weavers) Street, Apartment 54 in the city of Leningrad.
Good very fine, with the original red enamel of the lettering still present.