(15. 2. 1915 - 2. 7. 1941)
And Alexis V. Lopatin, Lieutenant, Chief of the 13th frontier (90-th Vladimir-Volyn border detachment, the western border districts, the Office of Border. NKVD). Born February 15, 1915 in the village Dyukova now Shuyskiy district of the Ivanovo region. Russian. After primary-secondary school and school trade schools in the city of Carpets in 1933. In the Red Army in 1937. Graduated from the Saratov voennnoe borderline College in 1940 and was assigned to the Novograd Volynskyy border detachment.
In as much as World War II found Lopatin as chief frontier. His guards had entered into an unequal battle with the German fascists in the early morning June 22, 1941. Using a strong defensive positions, favorable terrain, the soldiers put up a stubborn resistance to the enemy. When everything around him was destroyed by artillery and mortar fire of the enemy, crossed the frontier in the basement of a building outposts and continued to constrain the enemy were pressing.
. A handful of wounded soldiers kept the defense before July 1, 1941, courageously battling against the heavily armed Nazis
. When the ammunition was already on the wane, Lopatnev ordered guards seriously wounded, as well as women and children who were at the outpost, to withdraw from the environment, and himself with a few soldiers remained at the gate. They fought to the last bullet, and then blew up the building and themselves.
. W tion of Hero of the Soviet Union Alexey V. Lopatin conferred posthumously on Dec. 18, 1957.
. And the name of the hero was awarded one of the frontier, where he served as hero
. Forever enrolled in the lists of the military unit. In the village, located near the frontier post, erected a monument to Heroes of the frontier guards. At home, where he was born and lived Lopatin, a memorial plaque.
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.