"Born in 1924 in Odessa. He was drafted into the army by the Tashkent City Military Commissariat. Junior Sergeant, commander of the armor-piercing squad of the 1st Mechanized Rifle Battalion of the 69th Mechanized Brigade. For crossing the Dnieper, and for taking the height of 214.9. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 17, 1943, Junior Sergeant Gelferg Semyon Grigoryevich was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
Another honored ally,