BABUSHKIN LEONID GEORGIYEVICH
Junior sergeant, participant in World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union (03.24.1945)
He was born on April 3, 1925, in the village of Fomino (now non-existent) in the Uinsky district of the Perm region to a peasant family. Nationality – Russian. He graduated from high school. In 1934 he moved to Krasnouralsk, Sverdlovsk region.
In January 1943 he was drafted into the Red Army by the Nikolai-Cheremshansky Department of Defense of the Ulyanovsk region.
Participated in World War II from December 1943. As part of the 609th Rifle Regiment, the 139th Rifle of the Roslavl Red Banner Division marched to Berlin. He worked hard to cross the Neman River.
On July 15, 1944, the platoon crossed the Neman River near the village of Kovshi (Mostovsky district of Grodno region). He fought for Platsdarm and killed more than twenty Nazis. He did not leave the battlefield despite being wounded.
By Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, Junior Sergeant Leonid Georgievich Babushkin was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union “For exemplary performance of combat duties, on the front in the fight against Nazi invaders, for courage and heroism.”
He lived in Almalyk, Tashkent region. He worked at the processing plant of Oltintopgan plant.
He died on February 22, 1993.