Kovalev Pavel Stepanovich( Hero of the Soviet Union (22.VII.1944 g.).)
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Biography Kovalev Pavel Stepanovich
(10.HII.1913, der. Sofiyivka Smolensk region - 5.I.1979, g. Rostov-na-Donu).
In the Red Army in 1935. In 1939, Mr.. completed courses for junior lieutenants. From the first day of the war at the front. Battery commander 73rd Guards separate anti-tank battalion, 67 th Guards Rifle Division, 1 st Baltic Front. Has distinguished itself in battle 25.VI.1944 g. in the village. Uzreche Vitebsk. Among the first units crossed the river on rafts on the left bank of the river. Zap. Dvina, in the battle for the bridgehead destroyed 5 machine guns and up to a platoon of enemy soldiers. July 3 in the station area Rhodeus (Polotsk district) battery killed 5 trucks and 2 guns of the enemy. In the army he served until 1957, Mr.. Captain. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, World War 1 st and 2 nd degree, Red Star and medals.