The Order was awarded to the wife of the perished warrior.
Captain Dan Kolisnyk died in a battle on October 25, 2014. He was awarded with the Order "For courage", III degree, posthumously.
The Ukrainian society discussed the nominees for awards, among which there were servicemen, journalists, volunteer soldiers, medical workers, volunteers, priests, for more than three months. The greater part of the awardees is warriors, who took part in combat actions near Donetsk airport.
The Order “National Hero of Ukraine” is the Ukrainian non-state award, implemented by volunteers in 2015. Silver orders in a shape of trident are handcrafted on the voluntary donations of people. 162 persons have been already awarded with the Order, 44 of them – posthumously. On February 10, the next ceremony is planned. Other 20 heroes will receive the high award.