ZAITSEV Stepan Kharitonovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (24.III.1943 g.).)
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Biography ZAITSEV Stepan Kharitonovich
(genus. 10.V.1918, der. Savostin now Elninskaya area).
In the Red Army from 1938. In 1942, Mr.. Graduated from Voronezh Military Infantry School. The battalion commander, 196 th Guards Rifle Regiment, 67 Guards Rifle Division, 1 st Baltic Front. Guard Lieutenant W. distinguished in the Byelorussian operation. 23-29 June 1944. ably led the battalion during the liberation der. Sirotina (Shumilino district, Vitebsk region) and crossing the Daugava river in the village. Bui and rivers near the village Vuе¦aд-y. Rudnya (Polotsk district). After the war, served in the militia. Militia Colonel. Lives in Moscow. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, 2 orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, 2 orders of the Patriotic War, 1-st degree, medals.