ORESHNIKOV VLADIMIR MIXAYLOVICH
guard staff sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (May 31, 1945)
Born on September 1, 1924 in the village of Pokrovskoye, now Kurshab, Uzgen District, Osh Region, Kyrgyz Republic, in a peasant family. Russian. He graduated from 7 classes and 2 courses of the painting and teacher training college in the city of Stalinabad (Dushanbe).
He worked as an accountant for the Sary-Assishk MTS of the Bukhara region of the Uzbek SSR. In August 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army by the Sary-Assishk regional military commissariat. He studied at the military infantry school in the city of Tashkent.
In the battles of the Second World War since February 1943. Near the city of Oryol in the summer of 1943 was wounded. In March 1944 he was again wounded. Returning to the front in the summer of 1944 he was enrolled to the calculation of the 45-mm gun of the 141st guard of the rifle regiment of the 46th guards rifle division, was an assistant gunner, commander of the calculation. On August 15, 1944, in a battle near the village of Skaistkalne (east of the city of Bauska, Latvia), he replaced a failed gunner and hit 2 firing points and more than 10 enemy soldiers.
By order of parts of the 45th Guards Rifle Division dated September 5, 1944, the Guard, Senior Sergeant Oreshnikov Vladimir Mikhailovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
On October 16, 1944, in the battle for the village of Retinai (southeast of the city of Priekule, Latvia), with his own calculation, he was in the battle formations of a rifle unit and, from an open position, directly suppressed the enemy’s artillery battery, causing him great manpower damage.
By order of the troops of the 6th Guards Army dated November 25, 1944, the Guard, Sergeant Oreshnikov Vladimir Mikhailovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
On December 27, 1944, in a battle near the village of Yaunzemie (northeast of the city of Priekule, Latvia), direct fire destroyed 4 firing points and a large group of enemy soldiers. He was wounded, but continued to lead the calculation.
In 1945, the foreman Oreshnikov was demobilized.
By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946, “For sergeant and heroism in battles with the German invaders in the Great Patriotic War”, guard staff sergeant Oreshnikov Vladimir Mikhailovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
He lived in the city of Vladivostok. He died on January 18, 2008.