(1923 - 11. 2. 1945)
And he (Ivan) Sidorovich Soltys - gunner 548 th Infantry Regiment (116 th Infantry Division, 52 Army, 1 st Ukrainian Front) Private. Born in the autumn of 1923 in the village of Kuzmin Kamensky district of Moldavia in the family shepherd. Ukrainetz. He graduated from primary school. He worked for the kolkhoz. When the war began and the Germans came to the village, had gone to fight in the guerrilla unit. 18 March 1944 squad, which fought Soltys, along with the advance units of the Red Army crossed the Dniester and liberated from the Germans in his native village. And in April, together with Ion cousins Maxim and Yemelyan was drafted into the army. In early May 1944 after training in a reserve regiment 2 First Ukrainian Front from marching his company was sent to the front.
Combat baptism Soltys was near the city Orhei. In the first battle was wounded and was in hospital. After the treatment, which lasted two months, sent to the 548 th Infantry Regiment. Private Soltys IS. in combat on Feb. 11, 1945 with the breakthrough in the settlement Luizental Beaver River (14 km north of Mr.. Boleslawiec, Poland), one of the first crossed the river and the fire covered the crossing of the river a company. In the battle for Luizental grenades suppressed the enemy machine-gun crew. However, another gun, covered in a bunker, he continued to fire. Soltys, when he was wounded, gathered his last strength, and closed the embrasure with his body. At the price of life contributed to the combat mission unit.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Jonah Sidorovich Soltysu awarded posthumously April 10, 1945 for repeating a feat Alexander Matrosov.
. He was buried on the site of battles
. The monument is set in his native village. In school, where he studied, a museum. Life and exploits of Hero of the poem is dedicated to V. Marfina Б• Б•L solar cloud. His name were the streets in Minsk and in his native village, Kamensky fruit and vegetable farm-school and a ship.
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