sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (May 31, 1945)

He was born on January 10, 1923 in the village of Khandaylyk of the Syr Darya region of the Turkmen Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (until 1955 – the Bostandyk district of the South Kazakhstan region of Kazakhstan, now the Bostanlyk district of the Tashkent region) in a peasant family.
In 1938 he graduated from 7 classes of the school, in 1941 – Tashkent Pedagogical College. In March 1942, voluntarily through the Bostandyk district military enlistment office went to the front. He was enrolled in the newly formed 120th Infantry Division.
In late August, the division was transferred to the Stalingrad Front, fought north of the city of Stalingrad, in November 1942 it took part in Operation Uranus, to destroy the troops of Field Marshal Paulus. In these battles, he fought as a gunner at the Maxim machine gun in the 538th rifle regiment. He was wounded twice. After the hospital as part of the 131st mortar regiment of the 21st (from August 1943 – 35th Guards) separate mortar brigade. Participated in the battle of Kursk.
At the end of August 1943 in the battles near Bryansk he was wounded for the third time. After recovery, he was enrolled in the 280th Infantry Regiment of the 185th Infantry Division as a machine gunner. It included until the end of the war.
On August 9-10, 1944, in offensive battles in the area south of the city of Parczew (Poland), he suppressed 3 enemy firing points, which ensured the advance of the rifle units. In battle, he replaced the dead commander of a machine-gun platoon.
By order of the parts of the 185th Infantry Division dated August 21, 1944, Junior Sergeant Salamov Mumin Zakirovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
On August 26, 1944, in the battle for the village of Hrabe Nove (northeast of the city of Warsaw, Poland), he destroyed 3 enemy firing points, and, when counterattacking, he destroyed up to 10 Nazis. On September 1, when two counterattacks were repelled, he eliminated 20 enemy soldiers, and did not step back from the occupied line.
By order of the 47th Army on September 27, 1944, Junior Sergeant Salamov Mumin Zakirovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
At the final stage of the war, he commanded machine-gun crew. On March 1, 1945, during an assault on the fortress of the city of Piritz (Pyrzyce city, Poland), through a breach in the wall, he made his way to the fortress, installed a machine gun and opened fire on an enemies who were in houses. He ensured the promotion of his unit with his actions. In further battles for the city of Piritz, he was always with a machine gun in infantry fighting formations. On March 2, in the area of the sugar factory, while counterattacking, he exterminated the Nazis before separation.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 31, 1945, “For the courage, bravery and heroism shown in battles with the Nazi invaders”, sergeant Salamov Mumin Zakirovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
After the war, he continued to serve in the army, in the Ural military district.
In March 1947, he was demobilized. Returning home, he began to work as a primary school teacher at the Stalin school in his village. At the same time he studied at the Tashkent Pedagogical Institute, but graduated from only 4 courses. In 1954 he worked at the Chirchik Electrochemical Plant named after Stalin (later – “Electrokhimprom”, now – JSC “MAXAMCHIRCHIQ”).
In May 1974 he retired. He lived in the village of Tavaksay, Bostanlyk district.