KARPOV Stephen Arkhipovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (4.VII.1944 city, posthumously).)
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Biography KARPOV Stephen Arkhipovich
(1903 to. First Starovirivka now Novodolazhskogo region Kharkiv region - 12.H.1943, died from wounds in the battle for Mr.. Dukhovshchina Smolensk region).
At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War as a volunteer for the Red Army. In September 1941, Mr.. arrived at the Kalinin Front. Commanded by machine-gun crew. He was twice wounded. Particularly distinguished Corporal K. in battles for the liberation of Smolensk. Courageously and ably supported by machine-gun fire attack rifle company during the breakthrough of enemy defenses in the villages WAS Kapeshnya, Krivtsov. He displayed their military prowess and courage in repelling several German counterattacks in the village Klepiki, suppressed the firing of thirteen points, destroyed dozens of Nazis. In this battle to. was seriously wounded