Rafik Hakobyan

 

RAFIK HAKOBYANRafik Hakobyan
19.01.1996 – 02.04.2016
Military rank: Private

Born in the village of Karmrashen, Aragatsotn marz.

2003-2007- Studied at the secondary school in Karmrashen,
after Arshavir Aslanyan.

2008-2009- Studied at the  basic school №1 in the city of
Talin, after Melanton Arslanyan.

2009-2010- Studied at the secondary school in Karmrashen,
after Arshavir Aslanyan.

2010-2011- Studied at the  basic school №5 in the city of
Armavir, after Andranik Ozanyan.

Attended karate classes, participated in a number
of city and republican championships.

June 18, 2014- Conscripted into the army, served in
N military unit 
of the Defense Army of RA
as senior scout-machine gunner. 

Killed on April 2, 2016 when defending the 170 military
post of the 6th Defense Region together with his fellow
servicemen Sen. Lt. Meruzhan Stepanyan,
pvt. Aghasi Asatryan and Viktor Yuzikhovich.

Posthumously awarded the first-class Order of
“The Combat Cross” of RA, the first-class Order
of “The Battle Cross” of the Republic of Artsakh,
the Medal “For Service in Battle” of the Republic
of Artsakh, the Commemorative Medal of
“Armenian Yerkrapah” of the “Yerkrapah
Volunteers’ Union” NGO, the Medal “For Defending
Homeland” of the “Karabakh War Veterans’ Union”
NGO, the Medal “For Defending Homeland” for
defending Mataghis, NKR of the “Karabakh War
Veterans’ Union” NGO, the Medal of “First Regiment”
of the “First Regiment” patriotic NGO, the Medal of
“Tigranes the Great” of the “Tigranes the Great”
militia regiment and the Medal of “Tigranes
the Great to Knights for Defending Homeland”
of “International Security Academy of Knights” NGO.