Born in 1917. In 1940 by the Tyumen military registration and enlistment office he was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army. Combat path: from August 1941 to August 1946 Vasily Prokopyevich was a corporal, squad commander of the 1226th rifle regiment. He fought on the Leningrad and Karelo-Finnish fronts as a scout and later as a gunner. After the war, Vasily Prokopyevich returned to the village. Laryak, Nizhnevartovsk region, where he continued his career.