Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov
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|Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov|
|Born||4 January 1968
Orenburg, Russian SFSR
|Died||8 January 1988
Hill 3234, Afghanistan
|Allegiance||Soviet Airborne (1986—1988)|
|Years of service||1986—1988|
|Rank||Guards Junior Sergeant|
|Battles/wars||Soviet war in Afghanistan
*Battle for Hill 3234
Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov (Russian: Вячеслав Александрович Александров) (January 4, 1968 — January 8, 1988) was a Guards Junior Sergeant and squad commander in the 9th airborne company, 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment, 40th Army.
During the Battle for Hill 3234, Junior Sergeant Alexandrov was leading a paratrooper gun crew for an NSV 12.7mm heavy machine gun. Junior Sergeant Alexandrov used the heavy machine gun to repulse an unexpected, overwhelming mujahideen attack and cover the movement of his fellow paratroopers into better defensive positions. In the course of doing so, Junior Sergeant Alexandrov was killed. For his actions and calmness under fire, Guards Junior Sergeant Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov was posthumously awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.