Robert Abajyan

Robert Abajyan

Birth
Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Death 16 Apr 2016 (aged 19)
Armenia
Burial Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia
Memorial ID 162845033 · View Source
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Robert Alexander Abajyan (Ռոբերտ Ալեքսանդրի Աբաջյան; 16 November 1996 – 2 April 2016) was an Armenian junior sergeant in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Defense Army. He was posthumously awarded with "Hero of Artsakh" which is the highest honorary title of semi-recognized NKR. Abajyan is the youngest person to be awarded the title at 19 years old.
Abajyan fought for several hours against special forces groups of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces during the Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes of 2016 in the northeast line of contact on the night of 1–2 April. After finding himself alone and against larger enemy numbers, he showed as if he was giving up, however when Azeri groups were approaching he pulled out a grenade and blew up the approaching Azeri soldiers with himself.
For his actions shown in the course of defending the borders of Nagorno Karabakh Republic, on 8 May 2016, Abajyan was posthumously awarded with the Golden Eagle Order granted the highest Honorary Title of the "Hero of Artsakh".


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  • Created by: Narek Avetisyan a.k.a. Narek75
  • Added: 19 May 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 162845033
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Abajyan (16 Nov 1996–16 Apr 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 162845033, citing Yerablur Military Cemetery, Yerevan, K'aghak' Yerevan, Armenia ; Maintained by Narek Avetisyan a.k.a. Narek75 (contributor 48678260) .