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On the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, 46734 brave residents of the Don Region died. And some of them were signalmen.
More than a million military signalmen actively participated in all the battles of the Great Patriotic War, provided stable communications for controlling troops and notifying about the situation on the fronts. The exploits of military signalmen are appreciated by the Motherland!
Fyodor V. Serov is a participant in the second liberation of the city of Rostov—on-Don from the Nazi invaders. Fedor Vasilyevich was born on August 20, 1925 in the village of Krasnaya Polyana, Razvilensky district, Rostov region. The veteran began his military career on February 1, 1943 as a 17-year-old youth. He liberated the following cities: Bataysk, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog as part of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade. He was wounded twice. He fought on the Sandomierz bridgehead in Poland, in the Carpathians, liberated Prague, took part in the storming of Berlin, managed to fight in the Far East.
After the war he graduated from the Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications, worked for a year in Rostov-on-Don at the Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, then moved to Rostov-on-Don and worked as a teacher at the Polytechnic of Communications (now RCSI) until 1992. Fedor Vasilyevich was awarded the following awards: the Order of the Patriotic War of the First degree, the Order of the Red Star, as well as medals "For Bravery", "For Military Merits", "For the capture of Berlin", "For the Liberation of Prague", "For the Victory over Germany" and commemorative medals.
Gulimov Nikolay Ivanovich was born on July 5, 1924 in the Kursk region in a peasant family. In 1941, he moved to the city of Azov, Rostov region, worked at an optical and mechanical plant.
The head of the radio station of the communications company of the 305th Guards Rifle Guard, Sergeant Gulimov, crossed the river on the night of December 5, 1944, under heavy machine-gun and artillery-mortar fire from the enemy as part of an assault group of the regiment. During the crossing, he was injured, and the boat was broken and sank. Despite this, Gulimov reached the shore in the icy water and carried the radio station on himself. Having connected with the group of fighters who crossed over, he immediately deployed the radio station and contacted the command of the regiment, making it possible to properly control the battle. When the attack of the paratroopers choked, and our soldiers lay down, Gulimov called artillery fire on enemy positions. Working under the devastating fire, Sergeant Gulimov received three more wounds, but did not leave his combat post. He continued to provide uninterrupted radio communication to the battle for the capture of the bridgehead even when he could only lie on his stomach and wield his right arm. In this battle, Gulimov died the death of the brave.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Sergeant Nikolai Ivanovich Gulimov was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, medals "For Bravery" and "For Military Merit". The name of N.I. Gulimov was assigned to the Azov school No. 9, there is also a monument to him.
Vorobyov Nikolay Timofeevich — commander of the communications department of the 492nd separate communications Battalion (37th Rifle Corps, 46th Army, 2nd Ukrainian Front), junior sergeant, Hero of the Soviet Union (1945). He was born in 1924 in the village of Kormovoye of the Remontnensky district of the Rostov region. Among the first, on December 5, 1944, under heavy enemy artillery fire, he laid a cable across the Danube. Remaining on the bridgehead, he ensured uninterrupted communication of the command with the crossed rifle units.
He died on February 14, 1945 in a battle in Budapest. He was buried at the Central Cemetery of Soviet Soldiers in Budapest (Hungary). Awarded posthumously the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the Orders of Lenin and the Patriotic War of the first degree, the medal "For Military Merit".
Omelchenko Ivan Alekseevich – telephone operator of the 329th separate communications company of the 203rd Zaporozhye Rifle Division of the 12th Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front, Red Army soldier. Born on September 1, 1925 on the Vasetsky farm of the Krasnosulinovsky district of the Shakhty district of the North Caucasus Region (now Krasnosulinsky district of the Rostov Region) in a peasant family.
Omelchenko distinguished himself on October 26, 1943 in the battles during the crossing of the Dnieper near the village of Novy Kichkas (now in the city of Zaporozhye). Under heavy enemy fire, he crossed the river on a boat pierced by shrapnel, laid a cable line and established communication between the commander and the landing detachments on the bridgehead. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Ivan Alekseevich Omelchenko, a Red Army soldier, was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal.