RODENKO KONSTANTIN GERASIMOVICH
sergeant, participant in World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union (April 19, 1944)
Konstantin Rodenko was born on March 7, 1923 in Tashkent. He graduated from the ninth grade of school. Before being drafted into the army, he lived and worked in Solikamsk. In 1944, Rodenko was drafted into the Red Army. From that year – participated in World War II.
Until April 1945, Sergeant Konstantin Rodenko commanded the artillery of the 224th Artillery Regiment of the 70th Rifle Division of the 43rd Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front. He fought valiantly in East Prussia. Near Koenigsberg, in the battles for the Gross-Friedrichsberg area, Rodenka’s account destroyed 4 machine-gun points, 1 observation post, 1 observation point, and many enemy soldiers and officers.
In retaliation for the German counterattack, Rodenko destroyed about 40 enemy soldiers and officers. On April 9, 1945, in a battle for the Moditten base, Rodenko’s account built a bridge over the canal and was the first to break into the enemy’s position and destroy 1 heavy tank. In retaliation for the German counterattack, Rodenko personally destroyed 17 enemy soldiers.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of April 19, 1944, Sergeant Konstantin Rodenko was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against German invaders.”
He died on June 25, 1985 and was buried in the Tashkent Military Cemetery, Alley of Heroes.