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Utkin Vladimir Fedorovich - was born on October 17, 1923 in the village of Pustobor, Erakhtursky District, Ryazan Region.
In 1941, Vladimir Utkin graduated with honors from high school No. 2 in the city of Kasimov and already in August was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army, and sent to the communications school, then to the 21st separate communications regiment. Yesterday's schoolboy became a military telegraph operator, sergeant of the 49th separate communications company of the 278th Stalin Red Banner Siberian Order of Suvorov II degree of the fighter aviation division of the Reserve Headquarters of the Supreme High Command.
From 1942 until the end of the war, Utkin V.F. fought on various fronts - Volkhov, North Caucasus, South, 4th and 1st Ukrainian, 3rd Belorussian, having traveled from Volkhov to Berlin, having experienced the hardships of camping life, bitterness of loss and happiness of victories. For courage and bravery shown on the fronts of World War II, Senior Sergeant Utkin V.F. was awarded two orders of the Red Star, World War I and II degrees, medals.