The regiment in which Nikolai Kuzmich served, liberated Crimea in the spring of 1944 with the 4th Ukrainian Front, participated in the assault on Mount Sapun.
two Orders of the Red Star, Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class, medal "For Courage" and others
Memories of the assault on Mount Sapun:
"We were given a task to break through the enemy's defense at the Mount Sapun section to shatter the stability of the German defense. We managed to do that on May 7, and on May 9, the front's troops broke into Sevastopol and liberated the city. None of us could even imagine at that time how symbolic the liberation of Sevastopol was on May 9. No one expected that the war would end in exactly one year"