(6. 7. 1912 - 12. 12. 1993)
By ravtsov Algirdas Tihonovich Major - Commander of the 15-th separate motorized pontoon-bridge Battalion (6-I-pontoon bridge brigade, the 3rd Guards, Panzer Army, 1 st Ukrainian Front). Born July 6, 1912 in the village Zabolote now Buda-Gomel region in a peasant family. Belorus. Member of the CPSU since 1941. He studied at the Leningrad Veterinary Institute. In the Soviet Army in 1936 in the Leningrad military engineering school, where he graduated in 1938. Member of the Great Patriotic War from 1941. From 1942 on the South-West, Stalingrad, the Don, Voronezh and the 1 st Ukrainian front.
. He was awarded medals: 2-name of Lenin in 2 of the Red Banner, Kutuzov III degree in 2 World War I and one of degree - II degree in 2 of the Red Star, the medal "For Service in Battle"
. At home in Rostov-na-Donu, where he lived hero, a memorial plaque.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Kravtsov Olgerd Tikhonovich awarded April 10, 1945 for bravery and courage shown during the crossing of the river Vistula.
. M Kravtsov Ayora on the night of July 31, 1944 under enemy fire, organized ferry tanks and artillery across the river Vistula in the vicinity of Baranow Sandomierski (Poland)
. The battalion was led by Kravtsov repulsed counterattacks and, seizing the commanding heights, hold the bridgehead until reinforcements. In addition, the crossing was putting the troops under enemy fire on the rivers Don, Donets, Dnieper, Southern Bug, Oder, Spree, Elbe.
After the war he continued service in the army. In 1950 he graduated from the Military Academy. Frunze. He was a military adviser in Hungary. Since 1961, retired. In the period from 1965 to 1967 he worked in the Rostov VKIU.
In action 12 December 1993. He was buried in Rostov-na-Donu.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Forever in the heart of the national. 3rd ed., Ext. and Corr. Minsk, 1984,