(29. 12. 1919 - 29. 7. 1944)
In asil I. Zagorodnev, . Guard Captain, . company commander anti-tank guns 62-Guards separate anti-tank battalion (55 Guards Rifle Division, Irkutsk Krasnoznamennaya, . 28-Army, . 1 st Belorussian Front),
. Born December 29, 1919 in a. Loja Novoburasskogo District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated 9 years of high school, he worked in his native village, the club manager. In 1939 he was admitted to the military infantry school in g. Ordzhonikidze.
From August 1942 until July 1944 had fought in the North Caucasus and the 1 st Belorussian fronts. Participated in the defense and liberation of the Caucasus, the liberation of the Crimea, Belarus and Poland. Four times wounded. For military distinction was awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943) and the medal "For Defense of the Caucasus.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Ivanovich Zagorodnevu awarded March 24, 1945 posthumously for courage and heroism in the destruction of enemy forces surrounded near the village of Zachopki (severor-east of Mr.
. Biala Podlaska, Poland).
. Mr. Vardi captain Zagorodnev was buried with military honors along with their guardsmen in a mass grave in the village Chernovchitsy Brest district, Brest region.
. And Menem VI
. Zagorodneva named street in Saratov and Brest. In saratoove a memorial plaque.
Roth's anti-tank rifle, . which he commanded, . July 29 under heavy enemy fire, crossed the Western Bug and together with the 3rd battery of 62-th separate anti-tank battalion straddled the highway Brest - Warsaw near the village Zachepki,
. Opponent persistently tried to break the encirclement. To this end, he undertook a four-strong counterattack, seeking to bring down a company Zagorodneva from occupied positions and escape to the West. Peteerovtsy with gunners repelled all the attacks of a superior enemy. Zagorodnev was wounded twice, but bleeding continued to lead the battle.
By evening the Germans made another counterattack. At this time, on a plot companies Zarorodneva they threw into the battle 20 tanks and self-propelled guns and up to two infantry battalions. The bloody battle lasted for two hours. On the battlefield, the enemy tanks were burning, littered with hundreds of corpses of Nazi. But, despite the losses, the enemy was going ahead. Self-propelled guns and three tanks broke into the enemy's battle formations company. Under the tracks, killing many enemy aircraft of Soviet soldiers. But people continued to fight. Collect the remains of the company, Zagorodnev accurate fire compartment from the tanks of the enemy infantry, forced her to lie down. Of the remaining intact rifles fighters opened fire on the convoy of the enemy, subsequent to his infantry along the highway. Immediately were destroyed several cars. Formed cork. Siege Guardsmen burned dozens of cars.
At this time the enemy infantry had made a last attempt to break through the military formations company. In Soviet soldiers ran out of ammunition. Bruised and bloodied, they are led by their courageous captain rushed on the enemy hand to hand. Heroes were killed, but did not retreat a single step.
Defeat of the enemy surrounded completed reinforcements came to the rescue here.
Sources: 1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968