Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Honored Allies Wednesday: Ivan D. Belyakov (USSR)


"He was drafted into the Soviet Army in 1940 by the Kokand City Military Commissariat. Senior Lieutenant, mortar company commander, 793rd Rifle Regiment of the 213 Rifle Division.  For the heroism shown during the Great Patriotic War, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 26, 1943, Senior Lieutenant Ivan Dementievich Belyakov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."

Another honored ally,

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