SERDYUKOV IOSIF ILYICH
Corporal, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (October 30, 1943)
He was born on October 10, 1906 in the village of Stanovoy (now Veydelevsky District of Belgorod Region), in a peasant family. He was Russian. He had a primary education. He worked at a fruit processing plant in Tashkent.
From 1936 he lived in the village of Soviet Gavan. He worked in the woodworking brigade of a lumber mill and collected timber on Komsomol Hill.
It was later transferred to the construction of a military airfield near Vladivostok. From 1942 he served in the Red Army. He was a sapper of the 99th Special Engineer Battalion (the 69th Artillery Division of the 65th Army of Central Front).
On October 15, 1943, he worked hard to cross the Dnieper River near the town of Radul of Repkinsky district of Chernigov region of Ukraine. He became the group commander, crossed the right bank of the Dnieper first and occupied the enemy trenches area and allowed paratroopers to cross the river.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 30, 1943, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Corporal Iosif Ilich Serdyukov was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
In 1945 he completed a course in political composition. In 1946 Junior Lieutenant Serdyukov Iosif Ilich went on reserve.
He lived in Tashkent. In 1948 he graduated from the party school under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan.
He died on March 28, 1973. He was buried in the Alley of Heroes in the Military Cemetery in Tashkent.