STEMPKOVSKAYA YELENA KONSTANTINOVNA
Junior Sergeant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (May 15, 1946)
She was born in 1921 in the village of Mazurshchina, Soligorsk district, Minsk region, Belarus, in a peasant family. She was Russian. She studied at the Tashkent Pedagogical Institute. She lived in Boyovut-1 village of Boyovut district of Syrdarya region.
From June 1941, she served in the Red Army. She graduated from the course of radio telegraphers. She participated in battles from January 1942.
In June 1942, the radio operator of the artillery battalion of the 216th Rifle Regiment (the 76th Rifle Division of the 21st Army of the South-Western Front), Junior Sergeant E. Stempkovskaya, provided the battalion with uninterrupted communication with the regimental headquarters, when the battalion came out of the siege near the village of Zimovenka of Shebekinskiy district of Belgorod region.
She replaced the corrector who died on June 26, 1942, and continued to fight herself. Then she sheltered the retreat of the battalion in the platoon. She died in that battle and was buried in the village of Zimovenka.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of May 15, 1946, “For exemplary performance of combat duties, courage and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front”, Junior Sergeant Stempkovskaya Yelena was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union” (after her death).