Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a female Soviet sniper during World War II. She is credited with 309 confirmed kills and was awarded the Soviet Unionâ€™s highest medal for bravery, the Hero of the Soviet Union in 1943. After being wounded by a mortar in 1942 she was pulled from combat because of her growing fame and was commissioned. She spent the rest of the war as an instructor at a sniper school. After the war she completed a degree and spent the rest of her life working as a historian, mostly with the Russian Navy. Hero of the Soviet Union Citations are very difficult to find, even in their native Russian versions. I could not find a copy of her award citation although she is profiled on many other places on the internet. This is perhaps the best profile page of her I found.
If anyone knows where to find a copy of her citation, please let me know.