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Geroy sovetskogo soyuza Vasiliy Ivanovich Kashenkov

Penzenskaya oblast


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Kashenkov Vasily Ivanovich Kiev-Zhytomyr Red Banner Rifle Division, 61st Army, 1st Belorussian Front), captain.

Born on July 25, 1918 in the village of Nechaevka, Mokshansky District, Penza Region, into a peasant family. He was drafted into the army in September 1939. Wounded four times.

Particularly distinguished himself during the Warsaw-Poznan operation.

m example, dragging the fighters of the battalion. January 16, replacing the wounded

By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, for his skillful command of Kashenkov, Vasily Ivanovich was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.

Died December 29, 1993. He was buried in the cemetery of the village of Nechaevka.