IVANOV Vasily Ivanovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (19.V.1940, posthumously).)
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Biography IVANOV Vasily Ivanovich
(1901, with. Leontief Leontief parish, now Vyazemsky District - 10.III.1940, was killed in battle).
Early started his career. worked as a shepherd, groom on the farm. In 1920-22 he. served in the Red Army, participated in the Civil War on the Western Front. After graduation he returned to Vyazma, worked on the railway. In 1939, Mr.. again drafted into the army. Served in a separate ski Battalion 56 th Infantry Division, 8 th Army. It is composed participated in the Soviet-Finnish war. In January 1940. in the fighting at the railway station Loim (Suoyarovsky district, Karelia), being shell-shocked, a bunch of grenade destroyed an enemy tank. He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. In the battles 2-10.III.1940 g. commanding heights of the black after the death in battle commanders assumed command of a company. This byuo died a heroic death.
Lit.: Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. - Vol.1. - M., 1987. - P. 566.