MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Tatarstan, 92-year-old Ivanova Lyudmila Nikolayevna, the sister of the Great Patriotic War veteran Mikhail Nikolaevich Feoktistov, was solemnly handed over the brother’s medal “For Courage” found almost 70 years later.
The ceremonial handover of the medal took place in the military history museum of the Verkhneuslonsky district of Tatarstan with the participation of the military commissar and the head of the district administration, representatives of the Council of Veterans and the search squad “Conscience of Memory”, as well as youth soldiers. Before the award was presented by the military registration and enlistment office, it was restored and installed on a standard block.
The history of the return of the medal originates from the Ukrainian Lviv, where for many years a local resident kept the found award and did not suspect that all medals “For Courage” were numbered. Subsequently, according to the will, the souvenirs went to another woman, who donated the medal to a third party who decided to find the owner by her number. The owner turned out to be Mikhail Nikolaevich Feoktistov, who in November 1954, while returning home from service, was killed by unknown persons in the Dnepropetrovsk region.
Feoktistov Mikhail Nikolaevich was born on November 4, 1925 in the Verkhneuslonsky region of the Tatarstan ASSR. During the years of service, he was also awarded the Order of Glory III degree, medals “For the capture of Vienna”, “For the liberation of Prague” and “For the victory over Germany.” After the war, he served as a parachute training instructor in one of the parts of the Dnepropetrovsk region.
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