"Born in 1919 in the village of Yanovo, Sorokinsky District, Altai Territory, Russia. Senior Sergeant, assistant platoon commander of the 417th separate reconnaissance company of the 356th Rifle Division. For courage in crossing the Dnieper, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of January 15, 1944, Senior Sergeant Grigory Ivanovich Vakhonin was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
Another honored ally,
Brian & Mel