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Dagestan celebrates 105th jubilee of Hero of Soviet Union Magomed Gamzatov

06 May 2015 16:35 Posted in:  SOCIETY Source :  RIA Dagestan
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Makhachkala, May 6, 2015. On May 5, Dagestan celebrated the 105th jubilee of the Hero of the Soviet Union Magomed Gamzatov. Magomed Yusupovich Gamzatov was born May 5, in the village of Megeb of Gunibsky district of Dagestan in a peasant family. He graduated from seven classes of junior high school and the two-year cooperative courses in 1932.

In 1932, he drafted into the Red Army. In 1935 he graduated from the Ordzhonikidze Infantry School and the Transcaucasian joint military school in 1936 . Gamzatov fought in the Great Patriotic War - from October 1941. He fought in the North-Caucasian Front and was two times seriously wounded and shell-shocked.

In 1942 he fought in the Crimean land. Soviet troops then retreated with heavy bloody battles. M. Gamzatov did not want to give to the enemy. He not only skillfully fought back, but held a successful counter attack pressing the enemy and occupying several settlement. In a melee fights, he was seriously wounded.
The battalion commander of the 6th Guards Rifle Regiment, Major Magomed Gamzatov distinguished himself in the Kerch-Eltigen operation. On the night of November 3, 1943 the guardsmen boarded the ships. They came out of the bay accompanied by sounds of the orchestra. They passed eighty kilometers, overcoming a fierce storm.

Late in the evening they crossed the Kerch Strait and landed on the peninsula in the village of Gleick. Under heavy fire and steep waves the marines jumped into the water. Guard Major M. Gamzatov deployed battalion in the bridgehead and knocked out the enemy from the village of Mayak (the outskirts of the city of Kerch nowadays) on the next day.

By decree of Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR dated November 17, 1943 Magomed Gamzatov was awarded with the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star» (№ 2166 ) for exemplary performance of command assignments in the Kerch-Eltigen operation and displaying courage and heroism.

In the final battles of 1945 in East Prussia M. Gamzatov commanded a regiment, perfectly fulfilled all the combat missions and was awarded with two Orders of the Red Banner.

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