(9. 2. 1980 - 15. 3. 2000)
P ychkov Dmitriy - Senior arrow-thrower of special military unit 6748, Lance Corporal. Born February 9, 1980 in the city of Sverdlovsk region Directed. Russian. In 1997 he graduated 11 classes of secondary school. In May 1998, was called up for military service in the internal troops of MIA of Russia. First - the arrows, and from February 1999 to March 2000 - Senior thrower gunner-Special Operations Group. On December 31, 1999, to perform their combat missions in the grouping of the Interior Ministry of Russia on the territory of the North Caucasus region.
. Particularly distinguished himself during the liquidation of the gang Gelayev in the village of Komsomolskoye Urus-Martan district of Chechnya.
. In the night from 8 to 9 March Dmitry Rychkov first noticed that a large detachment of fighters (about 30 people) is going to break out of encirclement
. Release them - meant the failure of the operation. And Corporal Markets with ordinary Panov and Ponomarev took battle. At night, they clashed. Dmitri from his machine destroyed three militant. Bandits tried to outwit the special forces and began to circumvent firing positions from the left flank. Solve idea militants Dmitry Rychkov crept towards them. Gelaevtsev after letting a few meters, Dmitry grenades thrown at them, and forced to retreat.
March 15, 2000 a group of Special Forces soldiers faced fierce resistance from militants. Evacuate the wounded and the dead was impossible. Realizing the hopelessness of the situation, Corporal DL Rychkov caused the fire on himself. Short rushes, firing, he approached the positions of militants. During the battle Corporal D.L. Rychkov destroyed two mortars and three militants calculation, but wounded. A courageous soldier continued to fire at the enemy, while not a sniper bullet ended his life. Thanks to the brave and courageous actions of Corporal D.L. Rychkov, his personal sacrifice in the name of saving the lives of his comrades task was performed. W tion Hero Russia Dmitriy Rychkov conferred posthumously on Dec. 7, 2000 by Presidential Decree Б•¬ 1980.
. 1) Heroes of Russia Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Moscow 2002