GRIGORYAN GRIGORIY AVANESOVICH
staff sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (15.05.1946)
Born May 16, 1923 in the city of Mary (now Mary province of Turkmenistan) in a working class family. Armenian. He graduated from 8 classes. He lived in the cities of Samarkand, Kuibyshev (now Samara). He worked at an aircraft factory.
The commander of the mortar company of the 204th Guards Rifle Regiment of the Guard, Sergeant Grigory Grigoryan, on August 20, 1944, during a battle in the Romanian city of Iasi, destroyed two machine guns with their calculations. Being in the battle formations of the advancing infantry, the guard sergeant Grigoryan incapacitated up to a dozen enemy infantrymen with mortar fire, and four of them with personal weapons.
For courage and bravery shown in battles, on September 18, 1944, guard Sergeant Grigoryan Grigory Avanesovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
On December 5, 1944, near the village of Khiroz-Bagr, located 38 kilometers south of the Hungarian city of Komarom, unexpectedly fired at the enemy and, taking advantage of his confusion, captured nine enemy soldiers.
For courage and bravery shown in battles, on December 28, 1944, guard Sergeant Grigoryan Grigory Avanesovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
On May 8, 1945, when a counterattack of the superior enemy forces was reflected near the settlement of Brandstadt, the guard, Staff Sergeant Grigory Grigoryan scattered the attackers with mortar fire. In this battle, seven were destroyed and twenty-three Nazis were captured.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946 «For the exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against Nazi invaders», the guard sergeant Grigoryan Grigory Avanesovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
Guard foreman Grigoryan G.A. demobilized in 1947.
He lived in Samarkand, then in the capital of Tajikistan, the city of Stalinabad (since 1961 – Dushanbe). He worked in the Tajik assembly department «Gidromontazh» as the head of the department. Then he moved to the city of Voronezh, where he died on July 16, 1999. He was buried in Voronezh at the Kominternovsky cemetery.