Faces of Victory

Vasily Akimovich KLIMOVSKIKH

Vasily Akimovich Klimovskikh was born in a large family of a blacksmith. After completing 7 grades of school, he went to the Teachers Training School in the city of Sarapul. At the graduation party, on June 22, 1941, he was awarded the honorary title of a teacher of junior classes and assigned to the Izhevsk school. By noon, Sarapul learned about the war.

Vasily Akimovich was sent to Kazakhstan to the Guryev Military Infantry School, moved there from Odesa. After 10 months of intense study, the cadets were awarded the rank of lieutenant and hastily sent to Stalingrad.

He fought as a platoon commander, company commander, chief of staff. He participated in the battles near Stalingrad, liberated Rostov, Bataysk, Melitopol, Sevastopol, Crimea.

The Victory Day found him in the Baltic States where he served as chief of staff of the battalion of the 87th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 29th Guards Rifle Division.

Order of the Patriotic War of the1st and 2nd classes, Order of the Red Star, medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad"

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