In Simferopol, the memory of the hero of the Northern Military District was immortalized — a memorial plaque was installed at the school where he studied
On May 11, Simferopol School No. 31 hosted the unveiling of a memorial plaque to a graduate of the school, guard sergeant Denis Shirokov, who died in the line of duty during a special military operation in Ukraine.
The event was attended by Deputy Head of Simferopol Administration — Head of the Department of Education Tatyana Sukhina, Chairman of the Crimean Regional Public Movement for the Preservation of Historical Memory and Spiritual and Moral Education of Citizens «Heroes of Crimea», member of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Crimea Ibraim Shirin, wife of the hero Olga Shirokova, father Igor Shirokov , students of grades 8-11, teachers and director of school No. 31 Olga Skrebets.
Shirokov Denis Igorevich was born on February 16, 1984. I studied at the school from 2018 to 2019. After graduation, he went to military service on conscription. Then he signed a contract and decided to connect his life with military duty. From the first days of the special military operation, the unit in which Denis Igorevich served provided the supply of ammunition and helped in the advancement of troops in the Kherson direction. He was one of those who unblocked the North Crimean Canal, which made it possible to provide water to the Crimean Peninsula— said the participants of the commemorative event.
On August 29, 2022, the crew of Sergeant Shirokov’s combat vehicle was transporting ammunition across the Antonovsky Bridge and came under heavy artillery fire. Denis Igorevich died heroically defending his comrades.
During his lifetime, the Simferopol resident was awarded the Suvorov Medal for personal courage and courage shown in the defense of the Motherland. He was posthumously awarded the state award of the Russian Federation with the Order of Courage, and was also presented with the state award of the Republic of Crimea, the Order For Loyalty to Duty.
At the end of the event, those present laid flowers and honored the memory of the Hero with a moment of silence.
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