On June 16, 1941, he was at his graduation party celebrating his birthday as well, and on July 3 he was drafted into the army. He got to the front in March 1943.
He fought from Zaporizhzhia to Chersonese. He participated in the battles in the Kakhovka area, on the Nikopol lodgement, participated in the liberation of Dzhankoi, Sevastopol. He took part in the assault on Mount Sapun.
On June 24, 1945, Arkady Andreevich drove his M-72 through Red Square during the Victory Parade in Moscow.
Order of Alexander Nevsky, Order of the Red Star, Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class, medal "For Battle Merit", medal "For the Victory over Germany"
Memories of the beginning of the war:
"I just wanted to study! I only dreamed of entering the institute, however, in 1941, on June 16, there was a graduation party at school, on June 22, the war began, and on July 3, I was drafted into the Armed Forces. There went my youth"