Brigade Deputy Commander for Military-Political Work

Unit: 11th Separate Guards Air Assault Brigade, Southern Military District

Cargo ID: #830

Call Sign: "Sail" (Парус)

English Name: Yevgeny Alekseevich Agafonov

Russian Name: Агафонов Евгений Алексеевич

Date of Birth: January 12, 1986 (age: 37 years)

From: Kuznetsk, Penza region, Russia

Education: Ryazan Guards Higher Airborne Command School

Awards: Order of Courage, Medal "For Distinction in Combat", Medal "For Military Valor" 1st Class, Medal "For Military Valor" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 1st Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 2nd Class, Medal "For Distinction in Military Service" 3rd Class, Medal "Army General Margelov", Medal "For Participation in the Military Parade on Victory Day" (x2), Medal "100 years of the Armed Forces", 4x medals under investigation, Badge "Officer Master Class", Badge "Instructor Parachutist", Badge "Graduation from a Higher Education Institution", Badge "Guard"

When performing combat missions of a special military operation of the guard, Lieutenant Colonel Agafonov received the task from the unit commander to defend the most dangerous sector with units on which the enemy attempted to break through. One day, the enemy went on the offensive with superior forces, supported by two tanks, mortars and artillery, trying to surround and destroy the units led by Yevgeny Agafonov. During the eight-hour battle, the officer received a shell shock, but refused to evacuate and continued to control the battle.
This interview with Yevgeny was published 2 days before his death.