by Ann and Veronika from Mogilev, Belarus
|A small Andrej with his family (Family album (photo from family album))|
Andrej Melnikov is a hero for us and for many people of our country and
Russia. He was born on the 11th of April in 1968 in Mogilev, Belarus.
His parents were ordinary people. He studied in school 28, and finished
it in 1985. Then he worked as tractor-driver.
|Andrej Melnikov in Afghanistan|
In 1987 he went to army, it was his own decision. He didn't wait for
being recruited, he went there himself. He was sent to Afghanistan. He
took part in many battles. And he was always brave and manly. He helped
his partners and defended his country. But the Height 3234 became his
last place. He fought for the last sigh. He saved his point but he lost
his life. Andrej was buried in his city, Mogilev.
In the middle of the Summer Andrej Melnikov got the name of the Hero of
the Soviet Union.
Our Pioneer School Organization is called by his name. A street in our
city has his name. We are proud of him, that he was born in our
country, and he studied in our school.
by Ann & Veronika
Page created on 12/12/2011 2:24:19 PM
Last edited 12/12/2011 2:24:19 PM
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