"He was drafted into the Soviet Army by the Yangikurgan district military commissariat of the Namangan region. Guards Junior Sergeant, gunner of the 125th Guards Artillery Regiment of the 54th Guards Artillery Division. For heroism and valor in the battles for the liberation of Belarus, by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 25, 1944, junior sergeant Akimov Mikhail Pavlovich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union."
Another honored ally,
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