Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov

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Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov
Born 4 January 1968
Orenburg, Russian SFSR
Died 8 January 1988(1988-01-08) (aged 20)
Hill 3234, Afghanistan
Allegiance Soviet Union Soviet Airborne (1986—1988)
Years of service 1986—1988
Rank Guards Junior Sergeant
Commands held Squad
Battles/wars Soviet war in Afghanistan
*Battle for Hill 3234
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin (posthumous)

Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov (Russian: Вячеслав Александрович Александров) (January 4, 1968 — January 8, 1988[1]) was a Guards Junior Sergeant and squad commander in the 9th airborne company, 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment, 40th Army.[1]

During the Battle for Hill 3234, Junior Sergeant Alexandrov was leading a paratrooper gun crew for an NSV 12.7mm heavy machine gun. Junior Sergeant Alexandrov used the heavy machine gun to repulse an unexpected, overwhelming mujahideen attack and cover the movement of his fellow paratroopers into better defensive positions. In the course of doing so, Junior Sergeant Alexandrov was killed. For his actions and calmness under fire, Guards Junior Sergeant Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.[1]

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