- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Motorized Machine Gun Battalion, 51st Guards Tank Brigade, 6th Guards Tank Corps, 3rd Guards Tank Army, Voronezh Front
- Awarded on:
- November 17th, 1943
"Comrade Petukov was the first to express his desire to cross the Dnieper river. After he crossed the Dnieper river with three comrades, they entered into battle with superior enemy forces, showing valor and courage. Thanks to self-sacrificing steadfastness and devotion to his homeland, Comrade Petukhov made way for the remaining fighters of the unit. Continuing the battle for the bridgehead at the crossing, Comrade Petukhov inspired though his example the other comrades.. The enemy was pushed away.
For showing courage, merit and loyalty to his Motherland, Comrade Petukhov is worthy of the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
"Commander of the 51st Guard Tank Brigade,
Guards Lt.Col. Novokhatko
26 September 1943."