Faces of Victory

Boris Georgievich KOSITSYN

After graduating from school, he worked at the factory as a toolmaker. Boris Georgievich Kositsyn was called up for service within the Komsomol recruitment program, dreamed of being a pilot but got into the Navy.

In 1942, he found himself in the Caucasus. As part of the 137th Marine Regiment, he stood on the defense near Gelendzhik. One night, the infantry and light tanks of the enemy broke through the ring of defense. This was the first time when Boris Georgievich had to kill someone. He was wounded in the battle.

After the hospital, he returned to the Black Sea Fleet and ended up in Sevastopol.
Together with the Red Navy, Boris Georgievich defended Sevastopol in 1942 and then liberated it from the invaders in 1944.

In Balaklava at a dance party, he met the love of his life and stayed forever in the city of Russian glory.

Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st and 2nd classes, Order of the Red Star, medal "For Battle Merit", medal "For Courage", medal "For the Defense of Sevastopol", medal "For the Defense of the Caucasus"

Memories of the battles for Sevastopol:
"I was fulfilling my military duty. What was the defense of Sevastopol look like? There was continuous bombing and artillery shelling, both from our side and from the German side. The Sevastopol bays were unrecognizable. They were overflowing with the bodies of the dead - our own and enemies, soldiers and civilians"

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