(2. 5. 1913 - 16. 9. 1943)
U nan Mkrtichovich Avetisyan, assistant platoon commander 1 st Company 390 th Infantry Regiment (89 th Infantry Division, 18 Army, the North-Caucasian Front) Senior Sergeant. Born May 2, 1913 in the village of Tsav now Kafan district of Armenia in a peasant family. The Armenian. Primary Education. In the Soviet Army in 1942.
Member of the Great Patriotic War of 1942.
In September 1943, our troops carried the offensive for the liberation of the Kuban and Taman Peninsula from the Nazis. September 16, 1943 Division, which served Avetisyan, waged a stubborn battle to break through enemy defense and liberation of the Upper Bakanskogo district of Krasnodar Krai. 1 Infantry company had to storm the master height "Long", dominated the surrounding area. During the offensive rifle platoon came under heavy machine-gun fire of the enemy. Several bunkers blocked the path of the advancing. Avetisyan quietly crept up to one of them and threw grenades. Platoon went into the attack, but soon was again stopped by machine-gun fire from another bunker. Avetisyan immediately took the bold decision. He commanded a platoon of soldiers to block the bunker, and he crawled over to him to destroy it with grenades. The brave soldier was discovered by the fascists and wounded in the arm. Bleeding, he reached out to the embrasure, and threw a grenade, but the Nazi machine gunner continued firing. Then Avetisyan, rushed to the embrasure and covered her with his body. Inspired by the feat of his friend, the men climbed into the attack and accomplish the combat mission.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Unani Mkrtichovichu Avetissyan posthumously awarded May 16, 1944 for repeating a feat Alexander Matrosov.
. H agrazhden Order of Lenin
. Buried in the c. Verkhnebakansky near the city of Novorossiysk Krasnodar Territory. Monuments hero set in the village of Tsav urban Kapan and Yerevan. In the name of his street named Verkhnebakansky, school Б•¬ 8 in Kapan, ship, a frontier post. Forever enrolled in the lists 1 Rifle Company 390 th Infantry Regiment.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Legendary Heroes-Komsomol. Vol V and VI. 1973.