People’s hero-Bauyrzhan Momyshuly.
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly is one of the brightest personalities of our country: a valiant officer, a talented writer.
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly was born in 1910 in the Dzhambul region. While still with the whole young man, he worked as a teacher, secretary of the district executive committee, financier, police chief. In 1936 he was called up for active military service and forever linked his future with the Soviet Army. During the Great Patriotic War, he was the only Kazakh commandeer of the division. Even in the first years of the war, he made people talk about him as a hero.
It is not by chance that the writer Alexander Bek wrote the book «Volokolamsk Highway» about him, right from fresh impressions, in 1942-1943.
And when he was dismissed, he began to write books about the war, which he passed from the first to the last day. In addition, he wrote a poetic book ‘Our Family’- about the motherland, close people, ancient legends that he heard from his grandmother.
- Momyshuly served both in Central Asia and in the Far East, where his commander was the legendary Blucher. Before the war, Bauyrzhan was sent to Alma- Ata, where they began to from the 316 Rifle Division, commanded by General Panfilov.
- Momyshuly will keep the grateful memory of this man for the rest of his life. In his book «Behind us Moscow», he will devote many pages to this legendary hero, considering him his combat teacher.
As part of Panfilov’s division, Bauyrzhan Momyshuly went to the front in the the summer of 1941. He went through the whole long war, first lieutenant, and at the end of the war as a colonel. He commanded a platoon, battalion, regiment, and division. A special place in the military biography of Momyshuly is occupied by the battle of Moscow.
In November 1941, he received under his command the battle- scorched 19th Guards Rifle Regiment.
Captain B Momyshuly made himself known as a talented commander after, at the head of the battalion, he not only detained the fascists on the Volokolamsk Highway near the village of Matrenino for three days, but also left the encirclement, keeping the battalion combat- ready.
The people have always appreciated their hero. Among Momyshuly’s awards are: Order of Lenin, two Orders of the Red Banner, the Order of the patriotic War of the 1st Degree, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Order of Friendship of Peoples, the Order of the Badge of Honor. And it is extremely true that, albeit with great delay, Bauyrzhan Momyshuly in 1990 posthumously received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin. His son, Bakhytzhan, received these awards for the father.