Sanitary instructor Valentina Milyunas

Valentina Milyunas

Valentin Milyunas, a medical orderly from the 125th Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Guards Latvian Division.
From the book by Andrei Eremenko “Years of retribution. 1943-1945 »:
“In the future, the 43rd Latvian Guards Division, advancing somewhat north of Daugavpils, took the railway station of Vishka; the battle here was very stubborn, since, entrenched in strong station buildings, Hitler’s soldiers fought fatal fire on the Red Army. The soldiers lay down. It was at this moment that Valentina Milyunas rose and with an exclamation: “Forward, for native Latvia!” – rushed to the enemy. Dozens of other warriors followed her, but an enemy bullet struck down the heroine. Everyone thought she was killed. With the thought of revenge for the death of a young patriot
new units of Soviet soldiers rushed. Suddenly Valentina got up and, waving a red flag, again began to call the soldiers ahead of the enemy. The Nazis were knocked out of the railway station. Wounded heroine picked up her friends – nurse. The red flag was a kerchief impregnated with her blood. Valentine Milunas was admitted to the Communist Party and was awarded a high government award”.

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