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On Saturday, May 4, Pskov, veteran of World War II, Russia's oldest paratrooper Alexei Sokolov died on 103,

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On Saturday, May 4, Pskov, veteran of World War II, Russia's oldest paratrooper Alexei Sokolov died on 103,Aleksei Alekseevich Sokolov, the oldest Pskov paratrooper, died today. In March of this year, he turned 102 year. Last month, a veteran broke his thigh neck and went to the regional hospital. He could not cope with the injury.


The Governor of the Pskov Region Andrei Turchak expressed his condolences to the family of a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. In his telegram, he noted that “the name of Alexei Sokolov is familiar to people of different generations, those who honor the glory of the Russian army, for whom concepts such as honor and courage are very important. His biography is the best textbook of the centenary stories of our state, on whose pages military victories and labor feats of the Russian people in peacetime are recorded. "

By the way, the famous oldest paratrooper of the country only a year and a half ago became the owner of a comfortable one-room apartment. Lieutenant-General Vladimir Shamanov, commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, visited him for the housewarming party.

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Alexey Sokolov was born in 1911 in a large family of a postal employee. Out of 9 brothers and sisters, six took part in the Great Patriotic War, two brothers were killed. He graduated from 8 classes, received the profession of a locksmith. In 1933 he was drafted into the Red Army. The first duty station was the 14th tank the brigade. Passed the whole war.

But the tanker became a paratrooper after the victory, in 37 years. In 1948, the captain Sokolov was appointed deputy commander for the technical part of the 104 th parachute regiment of the 76 th Guards Chernigov Red Banner Airborne Division. His whole future life is connected with this regiment and division. "I happened to participate in three wars, in three horrors of war. Responsible, difficult time. Wars remained in the memory, and service in the airborne troops - in the heart," - said the veteran.

He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, three Orders of the Patriotic War, the Medal For the Defense of Leningrad, the Order of Friendship of Peoples, and others.
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  1. tronin.maxim
    tronin.maxim 7 May 2013 05: 33
    10
    LIGHT HIM MEMORY! crying
    1. esaul
      esaul 7 May 2013 07: 35
      +4
      Quote: tronin.maxim
      LIGHT HIM MEMORY!

      AND THANKS TO THE SUMMARY MEMORY
      1. Russian
        Russian 7 May 2013 09: 26
        0
        "Yes, there were people in our time, not like the current tribe, heroes, not you!"
        Sincere condolences to relatives and friends, The man with a capital letter has died.
        And reading such lines is very regrettable:
        By the way, the famous oldest paratrooper of the country only a year and a half ago became the owner of a comfortable one-room apartment. Lieutenant-General Vladimir Shamanov, commander of the Russian Airborne Forces, visited him for the housewarming party.
  2. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 7 May 2013 05: 36
    +9
    Another legend has left And it’s doubly disappointing that this happened 5 days before the Victory Day Glory to the hero and Eternal Memory soldier
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 7 May 2013 08: 11
      +7
      1-2 years !!! this is our paratroopers .... here it is, the pride of the country! soldier
  3. strenadk
    strenadk 7 May 2013 05: 49
    +7
    Bright memory! If our states still remembered their merits, and not for show, to the higher authorities ... Their units remained, and this is our story ...
  4. waisson
    waisson 7 May 2013 06: 54
    +3
    sorry did not live up to the celebration of the next Victory Day. LET THE EARTH HIM BUDKT IN THE FLOW! ETERNAL MEMORY OF A HERO !!!
  5. Russian boy
    Russian boy 7 May 2013 07: 40
    +3
    I'm sorry I did not live to my celebration of Victory Day sad
  6. Vtel
    Vtel 7 May 2013 08: 44
    +4
    Everlasting memory! Glory to the Airborne Forces!
  7. Dwarfik
    Dwarfik 7 May 2013 08: 48
    +3
    Bright memory to the Hero!
  8. Egoza
    Egoza 7 May 2013 09: 13
    +3
    Bright memory and gratitude of descendants to the WINNER!
  9. VDV 80-82
    VDV 80-82 7 May 2013 09: 15
    +4
    Yes, it was a real symbol of the airborne! real hero! EVERLASTING MEMORY! Glory Airborne !!!
  10. Ezhaak
    Ezhaak 7 May 2013 09: 19
    +2
    Glory to the heroes! Eternal memory to them!
  11. Tan4ik
    Tan4ik 7 May 2013 09: 27
    +2
    Let the earth rest in peace.
  12. and she
    and she 7 May 2013 11: 10
    +3
    As long as we remember them - our fathers and grandfathers who went through the war and returned with Victory, they are alive. Bright memory to them.
    1. Old_kapitan
      Old_kapitan 7 May 2013 11: 28
      +2
      As long as we remember them - our fathers and grandfathers who went through the war and returned with Victory, they are alive. Bright memory to them.

      Well said. They are alive, because thanks to them we are alive. And our task is to convey to our children that they are thanks to such grandfathers and grandmothers.
      Eternal peace and eternal memory to the soldier.
  13. ed1968
    ed1968 7 May 2013 12: 00
    +1
    eternal glory to the hero 102 years of his life were another victory
  14. Good fellow
    Good fellow 7 May 2013 17: 14
    +1
    Bright memory!!! Thank you, Alexei Alekseevich for your life in the name of us all, peace and justice. Eternal Glory to the Hero!
  15. bublic82009
    bublic82009 7 May 2013 20: 03
    0
    eternal memory to you soldier