(1917 - 12. 2. 1976)
D urdy Kurban - junior sergeant, commander of the small office 389 th Infantry Regiment (176 th Infantry Division, 9 th Army, the Southern Front). Born in 1917 in the village Kongur-Yab now Sakar-Chaginsskogo District Mary region of Turkmenistan. Tц+rkmen. After graduating from 6 classes, worked on the farm. In the Soviet army called in September 1938. Graduated from the regimental school in 1939. Participated in the march of Soviet troops in the western Ukraine in 1939
The World War II found him at the border with Romania. Junior Sergeant Durdy Edintsy the village (now city in Moldova) 22 June 1941 adopted the first battle with the Nazis, not once drove men into the attack.
. June 26, 1941 Durdy received a very responsible task of fighting: together with his department to make the exploration capabilities of the enemy and take prisoners
. Fulfilling an order Durdy headed Branch silently crossed the river Prut, bypassing enemy strongholds, went to the rear of his troops. He has discovered the number of enemy troops, acting in front of the regiment, his firing means. Performed brilliantly combat mission, junior sergeant with the soldiers returned to the office location of its parts. On the route the men are confronted with a platoon of Nazis. In a night battle Branch destroyed 11 enemy soldiers, and the rest were taken prisoner.
July 27, 1941 broke a tense battle for the mastery of high. Durdy Kurban triple drove in the attack department. Despite the serious injury (rupture of the shell tore off his arm), the last time he raised his office and led to the attack. In stubborn battle our division defended height.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Madhouse Kurban awarded Nov. 9, 1941.
. In September 1941, discharged for injuries
. In 1947 he graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in Ashgabat. He was director of the Museum of the History of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. Awarded the Order of Lenin and medals. Honorary Citizen of Edintsy.
Died Feb. 12, 1976. Buried in the village of Keshi Ashgabat Ashkhabad region of Turkmenistan.
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.