VELICHKO ALEKSANDR IVANOVICH
sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full holder of the Order of Glory (June 27, 1945)
He was born on September 12, 1925 in the village of Badam, Ordabasin district, South Kazakhstan region, Republic of Kazakhstan, in a working class family. Ukraine. He graduated from high school in the 9th grade and worked on the railway in southern Kazakhstan.
In February 1943, he was sent from the Arisskim military commissariat of the South Kazakhstan region to the Tashkent machine-gun and mortar military academy in Chirchik, where he was later transferred to Termez.
From August 1943 he participated in the battles of World War II. He was severely wounded in the head by a skull during a battle across the Dnieper River.
After recovering, he fought on the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian fronts in the mortar route of the 50th Guards Rifle Regiment.
On April 17, 1944, A.I. Velichko, who was crossing the Dniester River and on the right bank of the village of Varnits (Molodia, Novoanensk district), provided mortar ammunition under enemy fire. On April 18, in a counterattack by enemy infantry and tanks, he destroyed the enemy’s large-caliber machine gun and about 20 enemy soldiers with an 85-mm mortar.
On April 15, 1944, by order of the Kharkiv Rifle Division of the 15th guards, sergeant Velichko Alexander Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Glory III degree.
In the battles of January 16-18, 1945, while crossing the Pilitsa River and breaking through the enemy’s defenses, the commander of the mortar group, AI Velichko, destroyed 2 enemy firing points and 7 soldiers and captured 5 of them.
On January 21, A.I. Velichko mortar account of Kreuzburg district (Klyuchbork, Poland) repulsed 2 counterattacks of the enemy.
On April 2, 1945, by order of the 5th Guards Army, Velichko Alexander Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Glory II degree.
On April 16, 1945, AI Velichko destroyed 2 firing points and 7 enemy soldiers while breaking through the enemy defenses in Muscat. His mortar account was one of the first to cross the Neys River, and with his firing he supported the movement of the main forces.
On April 17, in the battles for the city of Weisswasser (Germany), he blew up 2 enemy machine-gun fire points.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 27, 1945, sergeant Velichko Alexander Ivanovich was awarded the Order of “Glory” of the 1st degree «For exemplary performance of the command’s combat missions and demonstrated courage and heroism in the fight against the Nazi invaders on the front».
After his release from the reserve in 1950, guards sergeant Velichko got a job in the Tashkent Aviation Production Association named after V.P. Chkalov, and in 1955 graduated from the Tashkent Aviation College and worked as a compressor repairman. AI Velichko is currently on vacation in Tashkent’s Makhmur mahalla. He is the only living person to have received 4 Orders of “Glory”.
He was awarded the Order of “Glory” of the Second World War (March 11, 1985) and 3 categories of medals, as well as the Order of Courage (February 15, 1944).