Suren Melkumyan

 

SUREN MELKUMYANSUREN MELKUMYAN
10.10.1979 – 02.04.2016
Military rank: Major

Born in the village of Tumi, Hadrut region.
1987-1997- Studied at the Tumi village school.
1997-2001- Studied at the Military Institute
of the RA Ministry of Defense after Vazgen Sargsyan.
After graduation he was appointed as
Communications Platoon Commander with the military rank
of Lieutenant in N Military unit of the Defense Army of RA.

2003- Promoted to the military rank of Senior Lieutenant
and was appointed as Communications Company Commander
in N Military unit of the Defense Army of RA.
2006- Promoted to the military rank of Captain.
2010- was appointed as the head of the
Communications Service of the artillery division
2013- was appointed as the Material Support Company
Commander of the Defense Army of RA.
At the end of 2014- was appointed as the head of the Fuels
and Lubricants Service in N Military unit of the
9th Defense Region of the RA Defense Army.
January 2015- promoted to the military rank of Major.
Awarded Jubilee Medal of “RA Armed Forces: 20 years”
of the Armed
Forces of RA (2011), first-class and second-class
Medals “For Fair Service” of the Armed
Forces of RA (2013, 2014).
Killed on April 2, 2016 when defending the 112 military post
(Varazatumb/Lala Ilahi) of the 9th Defense Region
together with his fellow servicemen Lt. Col. Aleksan Arakelyan,

Roman Poghosyan, Onik Grigoryan, Sen. Lt. Maksim Grigoryan.
Sgt. Adam Sahakyan, Karen Nersisyan, Jun. Sgt. Sasha Galstyan,
Pvt.  Jora Yesayan, Bagrat Aleksanyan, Tigran Berakchyan,
Baris Ozmanyan, Andranik Grigoryan had been killed in
action defending the same military post.
He was married, with 4 sons.
Posthumously awarded the order of “Combat Cross”
of the 1st Degree of RA, the Medal for “Combat Service”
of Artsakh, the Medal for “Defending Homeland” of the
“Union of the Veteransof the Karabakh War”
NGO and the order of “Fidayiner” of the “Fidayiner”
Patriotic-Benevolent Charitable NGO.