SHCHADIN VASILIY FILIPPOVICH
Lieutenant, participant of the Second World War, Hero of the Soviet Union (10/26/1943)
Born on January 28, 1912 in the village of Rudnya (now – Rudnyansky district of the Volgograd region) in the family of a poor peasant. Russian.
Graduated from the Saratov Pedagogical Institute in 1938 and the Tashkent Military Infantry School in 1942. He served in the Red Army in 1941-1944.
From February 1943 to August 1944, he fought on the Voronezh, Steppe and 2nd Ukrainian fronts, commanding a platoon of anti-tank rifles, a rifle company and a battalion. He took part in the Battle of Kursk and the liberation of Ukraine. He was twice seriously wounded. For military distinctions he was awarded two medals.
In 1944 he was dismissed from the Red Army for health reasons. He lived in the city of Balashov, Saratov region.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 26, 1943, “For the exemplary fulfillment of combat missions of the command at the front of the struggle against the Nazi invaders and the courage and heroism shown at the same time,” Lieutenant Vasily Filippovich Shchadin was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
Died November 5, 1979