Chief of Staff - Major

Unit: Unknown Self-Propelled Artillery Division, Unknown Brigade/Regiment, 58th Guards Combined Arms Army, Southern Military District

Cargo ID: #794

English Name: Dmitry Mikhailovich Smirnov

Russian Name: Смирнова Дмитрия Михайловича

Age: 32 years

Place of Birth: Tabory, Sverdlovsk region, Russia

Place of Death: Zaporizhzhia Region (killed in his Tank 85% burns took a day to die)

Education: Yekaterinburg Higher Artillery Command School.

Awards: Order of Courage x2, x1 (ph.), Medal of Zhukov, Medal "For Distinction in Combat", Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "Participant of the Military Operation in Syria", medal under investigation, Medal "For Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day", medal under investigation, Badge "Officer 1st Class", Badge "For Service in the North Caucasus", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution"

Previously Deployed: Syria x2

I always rushed to the most responsible and difficult areas. When a tank company was formed in the brigade, Guard Major Smirnov, being the chief of staff of the artillery battalion, was in charge of this unit, personally going out to carry out combat missions, training military personnel, showing by example, delving into everything himself, in a short time he, the artilleryman, managed become a tank driver as well. He was demanding of himself and his subordinates, had multifaceted experience and skills. He was a caring person, a commander whom you could always turn to with personal questions, he delved into problems, always tried to solve them and help.
The tragedy occurred on May 27, 2023 on the Zaporozhye Front... Guard Major Dmitry Mikhailovich Smirnov left to carry out a combat mission... They came under enemy fire... Two servicemen who were in the crew with him died on the spot... Dima, Having received 85 percent of body burns, he lived for another day... He fought against death, military doctors fought for him, but, unfortunately, the life of a courageous officer was cut short...

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