PAVLOV YURI NIKOLAYEVICH
Lieutenant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (September 13, 1944)
He was born on February 16, 1922 in Urumqi, China. After graduating from the seventh grade, he worked at SES in Karaganda. In June 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army. He graduated from the Amati Infantry School in 1942. From November 1943, he participated in World War II.
Until March 1944, he served as a company commander in the 929th Rifle Regiment of the 254th Rifle Division of the 52nd Army of the 2nd Ukrainian Front. He worked hard to liberate Romania. On March 30, 1944, Pavlov’s company broke through the German defenses in the Prut River Valley and took an active part in the liberation of the village of Kirpitsi (now Victoria, 12 km north of Iasi). In the next attack, Pavlov’s route crossed the Jijia River, reached a significant height, and repulsed seven German counterattacks.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 13, 1944, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Lieutenant Pavlov Yuri was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”
He died on June 6, 2003 and was buried in Amati Central Cemetery.