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Bodak Athanasius Lavrent'evich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(17. 1. 1911 - 14. 9. 1989)

A Fanas Lavrent'evich Bodak, lieutenant colonel, commander of 224 Infantry Red Banner Order of Suvorov Pamir Regiment 162 Infantry Central Asian Novgorod-Seversky Red Banner Division. Born January 17, 1911 in d. Sivceva Glinkovskogo district of Smolensk region in a peasant family. Russian. Graduated from the two courses in industrial-economic college in 1932, the Belarusian Association of Infantry School in 1936 and a crash course in the Military Academy named after M. V. Frunze, in 1941. Before conscription worked foreman and chairman of the kolkhoz. d. Kharin Elninskaya district of Smolensk region. In the Soviet Army he served in 1933-1959, respectively.

From March 1942 to victory over Germany in World War II fought on the North-West, Central, 1 and 2 of the First Byelorussian Front. Participated in the battles in the north-western sector of the front, near Moscow, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Belarus, Poland, defeating the enemy in Germany. Wounded in 1945. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1945, . 1954), . Order of Kutuzov 3rd degree (1945), . World War 2 nd degree (1944), . two Orders of Red Star (1943, . 1949), . Medal for Military Merit "(1944) and four other medals, . as well as Polish medals "For Warsaw, . "For the Oder, . Neisse, . Baltika "and a bronze medal" Honored on the field of glory "(1946).,
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. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Athanasius Lavrentyevich Bodakovu awarded June 29, 1945 for bravery, . courage and skillful command of the regiment when they crossed the Oder, . capture and hold a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.,

. In 1948, a
. L. Bodak graduated from the Military Academy named M.V. Frunze. From the Soviet Army left for the disease. Retired colonel, lived in Mr.. Saratov.

Died Sept. 14, 1989, buried in g. Saratov.

In the Berlin operation 70 Army, which included fighting, Lieutenant Colonel Bodak, acted on the direction of the main attack 2-nd Russian Front. To cross-water Oder, on the west coast of which the enemy has established a strong defense with a dense network of artificial obstacles, covered with powerful artillery and mortars.

. Under heavy artillery fire, the regiment crossed Bodakova East Oder in the area Greyfenhagena and defeated two enemy battalions defending the beachhead of the only army in the offensive zone communication
. With the move forced the Western Oder, Pamiris seized a bridgehead on the west bank of the River.

In the next two days of fighting for the bridgehead had severe. The Germans threw against the regiment Bodakova five fresh battalions with tanks. Fighting was going on with varying success. Bodak one of the first crossed the river and provided effective control of the battle. Being wounded in the head, he continued to lead the units, refusing evacuation to hospital.

. Extending the bridgehead, the regiment Bodakova mastered coastal elevations, prevailing in the area and provided transportation for the Army tank units
. In the three-day battle Pamiris smashed five battalions of the enemy, captured many weapons, including materiel of the artillery battery.

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. Sources:
. 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968


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