IRGASHEV BOIS KHAMIDOVICH
Sergeant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (February 22, 1944)
He was born on May 5, 1921 in Samarkand. After graduating from high school, he worked at the Samarkand Drama Theater. In January 1942, he was drafted into the Red Army. From that year he participated in World War II.
He participated in the battles of Southwest, Stalingrad, Don, 3rd Ukraine. In 1942 he took part in the battles near Kharkov, operations in Stalingrad, Voroshilovgrad, Izyum-Barvenkovskaya, Donbass, Zaporozhye.
In October 1943, he was a scout for the 132nd Guards Rifle Regiment of the 60th Guards Rifle Division of the 12th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. He fought valiantly in the Battle of the Dnieper.
On the night of October 25-26, 1943, a group of paratroopers crossed the Dnieper in the territory of Zaporozhye to the island of Khortitsa and took an active part in the capture of the bridgehead. Through the river, in a group position, he pulled the communication cable to the regimental command, adjusted the damaged areas of the wires, and maintained a continuous connection.
He also participated in repulsing German counter-attacks. While under siege, he engaged in hand-to-hand combat, killed several enemy soldiers, captured a German machine gun, and then destroyed all enemies.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1944, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Senior Sergeant Irgashev Bois Khamidovich was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
He lived in Tashkent, died on June 21, 2000 and was buried in Yalangach-2 Cemetery in Tashkent.