"Born in 1925 in the village of Podgorenka, Saratov Region, Russia. Called up in 1943. Private, machine gunner of the motorized rifle battalion of the 69th Mechanized Brigade. Awarded the Order of the Red Star. For heroism during the crossing of the Dnieper, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 17, 1943, Private Gusev Vasily Vasilyevich was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
Another honored ally,