MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In Belogorsk, Amur Region, the annual action “Remember the Hero” was held. Servicemen of the formations and military units of the Belogorsk garrison of the Amur combined arms association of the Eastern Military District (VVO), together with representatives of the city’s Yunarmey movement and members of the Vozrozhdenie historical and regional movement, put in order the burial places of the Great Patriotic War veterans on the territory of one of the cemeteries in Belogorsk. Among the ennobled graves were the graves of the Hero of the Soviet Union Kasim Shabanovich Akhmirov and the full knight of the Order of Glory Pyotr Vladimirovich Skorikov.
Vitaly Vorobyov, an officer of the military-political work department of the association’s headquarters, and Svetlana Terentyeva, head of the Vozrozhdenie historical and local history movement, spoke to the participants of the action. In their words, they recalled the importance of preserving the memory of those people who, displaying unprecedented courage and heroism, won that difficult and terrible war. In total, about 100 servicemen took part in the action.
Kasim Shabanovich Akhmirov was born on January 24, 1923 in the village of Altata, Dergachevsky district, Saratov region, into a peasant family.
He served in the Red Army since March 1942. He graduated from the courses for junior lieutenants. Served as platoon commander of the 383rd Infantry Regiment (121st Infantry Division, 60th Army, Central Front). He distinguished himself in September 1943 in battles in the area east of the city of Konotop.
On September 4, his platoon crossed the Seim River on the move. In the battle for the village of Chumakovo, when the company commander was killed, he assumed command of the company, roused the fighters to attack and completed the combat mission. For courage and heroism shown in the battles for the Dnieper, Kasim Akhmirov was awarded the highest award on October 17, 1943 – the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. This was his first combat award. And literally two weeks later, the Order of the Red Banner shone on his chest.
He was awarded the Orders of Lenin, the Red Banner, the First Class of the Patriotic War and many medals.
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