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Putilov Matvey Methodievich

Born in 1923 in the village of Ilyinka (now the Omsk region). M.M. Putilov was a pupil of the Shaitan orphanage of the Ostyako-Vogul national district from 1936 to 1938. At the front since 1942. Private MM Putilov, the telephone operator of the communications company, distinguished himself in the battles on the Stalingrad front. Within a month, he repaired hundreds of damage to the communication line. In October 1942, in the area of ​​the "Barricades" plant, a signalman of the 308th rifle division M.M. Putilov, under enemy fire, was performing a mission to restore communications. When he was looking for a broken wire, he was wounded in the shoulder by a mine fragment. Overcoming pain, M.M. Putilov crawled to the point where the wire was broken, where he was wounded again: his arm was shattered by an enemy mine. Losing consciousness, and unable to act with his hand, Sergeant M.M. Putilov squeezed the ends of the wire with his teeth, letting the current flow through his body. Having restored the connection, M.M. Putilov died with the ends of the telephone wires clamped in his teeth. M.M. Putilov was posthumously awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, II degree. His name is immortalized on one of the marble slabs of the Mamaev Kurgan, as well as in the name of the street in the Traktorozavodsky district of Volgograd. His reel, as a symbol of heroism in the battle for Stalingrad, was handed over to the best signalmen of the 308th Infantry Division. Now the coil of Matvey Putilov has been transferred for eternal storage to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces.