SIDOROV ALEKSANDR VASILEVICH
Lieutenant Colonel, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (October 30, 1943)
He was born on September 27, 1910 in Tashkent. He finished the 9th grade of the school. In 1932, Sidorov was drafted into the Red Army. From April 1942 he served in World War II.
From October 1943, he was the Deputy Commander for Political Affairs of the 120th Rifle Regiment of the 69th Rifle Division of the 65th Army of the Central Front. He fought valiantly in the Battle of the Dnieper on October 15, 1943, he crossed the Dnieper river in the village of Radul, Repkinsky district, Chernigov region of the Ukrainian SSR, took an active part in the capture of the bridgehead and without losing its western coast, he engaged in hand-to-hand fight with the Nazi.
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”, Lieutenant Colonel Sidorov Alexandr was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union”.
After the war, he continued to serve in the Red Army. In 1944 he completed advanced training courses for command staff, in 1948 advanced training courses for political staff, and in 1955 he graduated from the Military-Political Academy. He lived in Bryansk and worked as a director of a trolleybus depot manager. He died on June 27, 1968.