Koshel Nikolai Ivanovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (10.III.1944 city, posthumously).)
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Biography Koshel Nikolai Ivanovich
(25.HII.1916, pos. Demetrius, now g. Makijivka Donetsk region - killed in battle 16.VIII.1943).
In 1932-1934. was on active duty in Turkestan. Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War as a volunteer went to the Red Army. Served in a reserve tank regiment. In 1943, Mr.. graduated from the Kharkov Tank School and was sent to the Western Front. A tank company commander of 248 th of a separate tank regiment 21-th Army on the Western Front. Lieutenant K. distinguished himself in battle during the liberation of Smolensk from the Nazis. From 7 August to 16 September 1943. a company of destroying large number of manpower and military equipment of the enemy. Entered into an unequal battle with the four self-propelled guns of the enemy, destroyed one of them. When his tank was hit and caught fire, he continued to fire until the last shell. In their burning clothes got out of the tank and was shooting from the sidearms until death. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, World War 2 nd degree. Buried in g. Elnya.