Voices from Russia

Friday, 4 November 2011

4 November 2011. The Day Of National Unity. One of Our Heroes: Aleksandra Grigoryevna Samusenko (1922-45)

Guards Senior Lieutenant Aleksandra Samusenko

Anatoly Morozov

1943

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Aleksandra Grigoryevna was from Chita in Transbaikalia; she joined the army at the outset of the VOV, and became the only female tank officer in the 1st Guards Tank Army, being the only female Deputy KomBat (Battalion Commander). She received the Order of the Red Star for her beroism at the Battle of Kursk/Oryol, and she was killed in the last stages of the VOV in the offensive in Pomerania (then, Germany; now, in Poland). At the time of her death in battle, she had reached the rank of Captain.

Today’s a day to remember the contributions of all of our peoples to our one Great Russia… if you attack one of us, you attack all of us! That’s the way it’s always been, it’s the way it is now, and it’s always gonna be that way. Together… forever!

BMD

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