(22. 6. 1918)
M atrosov Alexander - platoon leader, 94-th separate reconnaissance company (82-th Infantry Division, 3rd Army, 1 st Belorussian Front), Sergeant. Born June 22, 1918 in the town of Ivanovo in a working class family. Russian. Member of the CPSU since 1943. He graduated from the school Б•¬ 47. Worked as an assistant master at weaving factory. In the Red Army since 1938.
Member of the Great Patriotic War in 1941. Sergeant Matrosov, AA. in June 1944 led a team of 9 scouts had penetrated deep into the enemy's rear, crossed the Berezina River in the village Svisloch (Osipovichsky district, Mogilev region, Belarus), quietly removing the guards, seized the bridge over the river Svisloch. Soon the bridge approaching the German part, trying to go through it from the environment. The scouts met the Germans fire their machine guns. Within days they repelled several enemy attacks. A small group of Germans managed to get to the dugout by the river. Realizing that entrenched in dugouts fascists are dangerous, sailors decided to attack them unexpectedly roll. Rinuvshis forward, our scouts came upon a fierce fire. Three immediately injured. Then the sailors took the group on the starting line and decided to wait for the night. Under cover of darkness, our soldiers stole up to the dugout and threw their grenades. No fascist not gone. And the next morning to the bridge came the main force of our troops.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Alexander Alexandrovich Matrosov awarded March 24, 1945.
. After the war, demobilized
. He returned to his hometown. Worked as assistant foreman in a textile factory named Balashov. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1 degree, the Red Star and medals.
Biography provided by AE Melnikov
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