MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Servicemen of a separate special-purpose guards unit of the Airborne Forces visited the veteran of the Great Patriotic War Ivan Alekseevich Alekseev (95 years old), who was congratulated on the New Year and Merry Christmas.
The paratrooper guards prepared personalized gifts for the veteran.
At the festive table, Ivan Alekseevich told the guests about the war, life and service, and also thanked them for their attention and care.
Ivan Alekseevich Alekseev congratulated everyone who defends the interests of our vast Motherland Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!
Ivan Alekseevich was born on November 5, 1926 in the Chuvash Soviet Union of the Yantikovsky district, the village of Uraz-Kosy.
On December 11, 1943, he was drafted into the ranks of the Soviet army in the aviation unit (142 airfield service battalion (BAO) as an ordinary rifleman, where he served until the end of World War II. After taking the oath, he was sent to Vyazma, as the front line advanced, their battalion was redeployed. The tasks of the service were: ensuring a combat flight, protecting the territory of the airfield, and firing at German aircraft during an attack.
Ivan Alekseevich’s vivid memory was the moment when their airfield was stationed near Vitebsk, and German attack aircraft began bombing. One plane was shot down by Soviet anti-aircraft gunners, the crew of the plane, consisting of 6 people, was detained. When the Germans were taken to the headquarters, Soviet soldiers surrounded them, but despite the hatred, not a single person allowed himself to touch them even with a finger – how high were the concepts of the will and dignity of the Russian soldier. In 1945, Ivan Alekseevich was transferred to the Moscow Military District. He served at the airfields “Ramenskoye”, “Lyubertsy”, “Babushkino”, “Manikhino”, “Kubinka”.
Has awards: the Order of the Great Patriotic War, the medal for the victory over Germany, the medal for military merit, the “Georgy Zhukov” medal.
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