March 19 the veteran of three wars, honorary citizen of the city of Pskov, a veteran of the 76th Guards Airborne Division, the oldest veteran of the Airborne Troops (VDV), retired Colonel Alexei Alexeyevich Sokolov celebrated 102 years.
- Turned 102 years old veteran Navy
Birthday celebrated by tradition paratrooper said house. On this festive day his guests visited the commander of the Pskov Airborne Alex Naumets connection. Congratulations to the oldest veteran and a living legend of the Airborne Troops Commander Navy sent Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov.
The commander of the 76th Guards Airborne Division, Alexei Alexei Alexeyevich Naumets presented gifts from the Airborne Forces Commander: an engraved plaque and a statue of a parachutist. "There are only two: one by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, second — you" — he said.
The holiday table memorable for veteran showed him photographs, and sang "We have managed to survive in Stalingrad."
Retired Colonel Alexei Sokolov was born 17 (30) March 1911 He participated in the Soviet-Finnish (1939-1940.) World (1941-1945). Wars and the final phase of World War II (August-September 1945 .).
More than 30 years was chairman of the board of veterans of the 104th Guards Airborne Regiment of the 76th Guards Airborne Division, which was in military service.