Marinich Ivan Ivanovich – battery gun commander of 76-mm guns of 289th Guards Vistula Rifle Regiment (97th Guards Rifle Division of Poltava Red Banner Order of Suvorov, 5th Guards Army, 1st Ukrainian Front), Senior Sergeant of the Guards.
Marinich I. I. was born on May 8, 1919 in Raisovka village, Kokchetav region. He lived in Karaganda. And from here in January 1943 was drafted into the army.
He received his first baptism of fire in July 1943 in the 5th Guards Army.
Repeatedly heroism and ingenuity of the commander of the gunsmith’s calculation senior sergeant Marinich led the enemies to confusion. On his combat account, the enemy tanks, armored vehicles, planes, firing points were shot down. His combat services were awarded with the Order of Glory of III and II degrees.
He especially distinguished himself in the Sandomierz-Silesian offensive in Poland.
The main feat of the Guardsman Marinych was made in January 1945, when his gun count helped the infantrymen to contain the onslaught of the Hitlerites on the left bank of the Oder near the city of Brig (Poland) and hold the bridgehead. During the battle, he destroyed a large number of Hitler’s soldiers and military equipment.
For his military services Ivan Marinich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 27, 1945. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, medals.
After the war Ivan Marinich lived in Frunze (Bishkek). He worked as a master at a factory.
He died on September 7, 2000. Buried in the South-West Cemetery in Bishkek.
Hero’s name is immortalized on the Hero Alley slab in Karaganda.
The material is published on the basis of the book published in RIO Bolashak Baspa and on materials of the Internet.
Heroes of Karaganda [Text]: collection of biographical information / edited by Zh. S. Akylbaev, A. A. Abdakimov, N. O. Dulatbekov, R. K. Omarbekova. – Karaganda: Bolashak-Baspa, 2000. – – 146 p.