Born in 1924, in 1942 he graduated from the 9th grade of school No. 1 in Khanty-Mansiysk. In August 1942, the Khanty-Mansiysk RVK was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army and sent to the Belotserkovsky infantry school in Tomsk. Anatoly's father was a career officer, his work was continued by his son, who was left at the school by a teacher-platoon commander of cadets. In 1944 A.M. Romanenko was transferred to the Omsk Infantry School. Frunze, where he trained as an officer for the front. To the front A.M. Romanenko was sent in April 1945. Killed on April 27, 1945 in the Baltic States.