KOSTROV STANISLAV IVANOVICH
Lieutenant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (March 24, 1945)
He was born on March 10, 1923, in Shepetivka city of Khmelnitsky Region (Ukraine) in a working-class family. He was Ukrainian. He finished from high school. He worked as a librarian.
In 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. In World War II, he was the commander of a machine-gun platoon in the 909th Rifle Regiment (the 247th Rifle Roslavl Division of the 69th Army of the 1st Belorussian Front).
He fought on the Bryansk, Belorussian, and 1st Belorussian fronts. He was wounded three times. He crossed the Vistula River during the Lublin-Brest offensive on the 1st Belorussian Front.
On the night of August 1, 1944, a platoon of machine gunners, along with their personnel, crossed the Vistula River under enemy fire and captured the territory near the town of Pulavi on its west bank.
Under his leadership, the platoon repulsed eight enemy counterattacks, destroyed several machine guns and killed many enemy soldiers and officers. He was seriously wounded in the battle and was evacuated to a hospital.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front” Lieutenant Kostrov Stanislav was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
He died on August 12, 2001.