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102 was the oldest veteran of the Airborne Forces

102 was the oldest veteran of the Airborne ForcesMarch 19 was a veteran of three wars, an honorary citizen of the city of Pskov, a veteran of the 76 Guards Air Assault Division, the oldest veteran of the Airborne Forces, retired colonel Alexei Alekseevich Sokolov, turned 102 of the year.

A celebrated paratrooper celebrated his birthday at home. On this holiday, Alexey Naumets, commander of the Pskov airborne unit, was visiting with him. Congratulations to the oldest veteran and living legend of the Airborne Forces were sent by the Commander of the Airborne Forces Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.

The commander of the 76 Guards Air Assault Division, Alexey Naumets, presented Alexey Alekseevich with gifts from the commander of the Airborne Forces: an engraved board and a parachutist figurine. “There are only two of them: one is with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, the second is with you,” he specified.

At the festive table, the veteran showed memorable photographs for him, and also sang the song “We were able to stand up in Stalingrad”.

A retired colonel, Aleksei Alekseevich Sokolov, was born 17 (30) in March 1911. He is a member of the Soviet-Finnish (1939-1940), World War II (1941-1945) wars and the final stage of World War II (August-September 1945) .).

For more than 30 years he was the chairman of the veterans' council of the 104 Guards Parachute Regiment of the 76 Guards Airborne Division, in which he served in the military.

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  1. Vanek
    Vanek 25 March 2013 07: 24
    I won’t wish for many years, but health .......

    Happy Birthday. love love love

    Hello to everyone. hi
    1. bask
      bask 25 March 2013 07: 44
      ALEXEY ALEKSEEVICH HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I wish you. Health and health again.
      Airborne; NOT WHO EXCEPT US. !!!
    2. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 25 March 2013 07: 53
      Quote: Vanek

      I won’t wish for many years, but health .......

      Happy Birthday.

      Hello to everyone.

      Congratulations! Strong health, for many years, so that the young generation is equal to YOU!
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 25 March 2013 16: 48
      Alexey Alekseevich, may God grant you health soldier
  2. Castor oil
    Castor oil 25 March 2013 07: 29
    Health to the veteran! hi
    (Figure - first place in the contest of children's drawings dedicated to February 23))))
    1. Vanek
      Vanek 25 March 2013 07: 32
      Picture - flying away is simple. laughing
  3. Sasha
    Sasha 25 March 2013 07: 30
    How much has he seen in his life ... soldier
    1. Vanek
      Vanek 25 March 2013 07: 55
      A lot of! Lots of.

      And I think that I wouldn’t want to, so that we would see what he saw. I mean certain periods of time.
  4. soldat1945
    soldat1945 25 March 2013 07: 47
    Not people, but stones, I wish him good health, and respect from everyone!
  5. valokordin
    valokordin 25 March 2013 08: 04
    Quote: soldat1945
    Not people, but stones

    The stones are soulless, and the veteran is our strong soul man. Happy Birthday!
  6. ytqnhfk
    ytqnhfk 25 March 2013 08: 06
    I am proud that I am his fellow countryman !!!!!!!! Happy Birthday !!!!!!
  7. Fregate
    Fregate 25 March 2013 08: 43
    Happy Birthday Alexey Alekseevich !! Good health!!
  8. erased
    erased 25 March 2013 08: 54
    Real hero !! Happy holiday and good health! For the airborne forces!
  9. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 25 March 2013 09: 06
    Good I join in the congratulations, good health !!
  10. botur
    botur 25 March 2013 10: 03
  11. fanat CSKA
    fanat CSKA 25 March 2013 10: 25
    Yeah! harsh uncle! happy holiday! Nobody except us!
  12. vladimirZ
    vladimirZ 25 March 2013 11: 45
    Veteran of health and one more record in longevity!
    The commander and author of the article, well, only Putin in the back seat, at least do not lie here, a veteran may be offended.
  13. Elliot
    Elliot 25 March 2013 11: 46
    Awesome man, withstood so much !!! Good health to him
  14. Director
    Director 25 March 2013 11: 48
    Great pride takes over the soul when you see such people of good health and a low bow to you.
  15. darksoul
    darksoul 26 March 2013 21: 27
    low bow to you father
  16. Khamsin
    Khamsin 27 March 2013 08: 30
    An example not only for youth !!!