PAVLOV KONSTANTIN MATVEYEVICH
Senior Sergeant of the Guard, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (September 23, 1944)
He was born on July 15, 1920, in the village of Larino, Donetsk Region, Ukraine, in a working-class family. He was Russian. He finished the 9th grade of school. He worked as a dispatcher at the railway station in Lvov.
He was drafted into the Red Army on August 1942. On November, 1942, he was repeatedly called up by the Kokand city military commissariat.
He was the artillery commander of the 223rd Guards Artillery Regiment (the 95th Guards Artillery Division of the 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front).
The commander of cannon of the 223rd Guards Artillery Regiment Senior Sergeant Konstantin Pavlov fought valiantly in capturing the Sandomir bridgehead. On August 12-13, 1944, Pavlov’s gun-crew took part in repulsing many enemy’s counterattacks, destroyed 2 Nazi tanks, an armored vehicle, and killed many soldiers.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 23, 1944, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Senior Sergeant Pavlov Konstantin was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.