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A member of the National Guard from Naryan-Mar took part in the action "Heirs of the Immortal Regiment in the ranks"

30.04.2021 88 просмотров

Police foreman Andrey Korepanov told how, together with his six-year-old son, he went one and a half thousand kilometers in search of the grave of his great-grandfather, front-line soldier Andrei Pegasyevich Korepanov.


On the eve of Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, an employee of the Department of Private Security of the National Guard Troops in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug took part in the All-Russian patriotic action "Heirs of the Immortal Regiment in the ranks." The foreman of the police Andrey Korepanov told how, together with his six-year-old son, he went one and a half thousand kilometers in search of the grave of his great-grandfather-front-line soldier Andrey Pegasyevich Korepanov. The journey from Naryan-Mar to Ufa helped reunite the connection between generations of defenders of the Fatherland and pay tribute to those who fought for their Motherland and gave their lives a peaceful sky over our country.

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“It became a matter of honor for me to find and show my son the grave of my great-grandfather. Unfortunately, relatives did not have a single photo of Andrey Pegasyevich. For 67 years, the Red Army soldier was listed as missing. Only in 2009, his own daughter Zoya Andreevna managed to establish the burial place, she was the only one of her relatives who visited there. Therefore, at the first opportunity, we, without hesitation, flew to Ufa. Finding the obelisk, on which, among hundreds of others, the name of the veteran was carved, turned out to be not an easy task - it had snowed the day before. But my son and I coped, and the joy of reuniting generations cannot be expressed in words,” shared the head of the detention group of the OVO VNG of Russia in the NAO, police foreman Andrey Korepanov.

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Andrey Pegasyevich Korepanov was born in 1903 in the distant Nenets village of Malaya Naryga. Before the war, he worked in the Pobeda commune and on a fishing collective farm, worked at the post office, delivering parcels and letters on horseback. In January 1942, they were called to the front, where fierce battles were going on at that time. Served in the 3979th Infantry Regiment. On August 26, 1942, a Red Army soldier Andrey Korepanov died from his wounds in military hospital No. 1741 in Ufa. He was buried in a mass grave No. 79 at the Sergievsky cemetery. The Ufa Republican Fund of Search Teams provided assistance in establishing the burial place to the veteran's family.

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