Evgeny Kuzmich


Evgeny Kuzmich Lyutikov was the battery commander of the 66th Guards Mortar Kiev, Red Banner Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky regiment of the 4th Guards Cavalry Corps of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, a Guard lieutenant. He was born on April 21, 1921 in the city of Pugachev, now the Saratov region, in a worker’s family. He was Russian. He finished high school in Moscow. He was a student at Moscow Power Engineering Institute. He was in the Red Army since 1939. He studied at the military artillery school. He was on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War since November 14, 1941. He fought on the Western, Bryansk, Voronezh, 1st and 2nd Ukrainian fronts. He took part in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Hungary. The commander of the battery of the 66th Guards Mortar Regiment of the Guards, Lieutenant Lyutikov, distinguished himself in the battles for the liberation of Hungary. During the Debrecen operation on October 8, 1944, 2 self-propelled guns and an enemy artillery battery suddenly came to the battery near the settlement of Sharretudvari (47 km southwest of the city of Debrecen). The commander deployed rocket launchers and opened fire, stopping the enemy’s offensive. Wounded three times, he blew himself up with the last grenade and the enemies surrounding him. Lieutenant Evgeny Kuzmich Lyutikov was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union of the Guard posthumously on March 24, 1945 for courage and bravery in repelling a sudden enemy attack, for a high act of heroism that ended in self-sacrifice in the name of victory. He was buried at the Kerepesi Cemetery in Budapest (Hungary). A cenotaph has been installed at the Dolgoprudny Central Cemetery in Moscow. The Hero’s name is given to school No. 205 in Moscow. He was awarded the Orders of Lenin, the Patriotic War of the 2nd degree (1944) and the Red Star (1943), medals.

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