Summer of 1944. Unbearable heat. Short rest of soldiers by water. A beautiful curly creation, surprisingly easy, similar to a butterfly - “whether a girl or an image” - flits along the coastline. They became acquainted. She arrived from Vladivostok after the graduation from the operators’ school, she was considered the best radio operator. And she had already managed not only to do some fighting, but also got on the inside.
Zoya Galeyeva was the senior child in a large Tatar working family. She was born in Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk Region. When the war began, she went as a volunteer to a military commissariat. And she was directed to courses of operators to Vladivostok. Upon the termination of the courses from June 22, 1941 to May 9, 1945 she served in the 14th separate company of technical providing of an air navigation of the Air Force at first in Leningrad, then at the Oranienbaum base.
And then the paths of two young people crossed forever. Zoya's father, a smith, put an eternal light into his beloved daughter’s heart and therefore her eyes always sparkle, lighting up everything around. And these sparks between two young people rushed towards each other at once. But the bittersweet period of union of the sweethearts lasted for half a year. A wedding was celebrated on Nikolay’s birthday, December 19, 1944 at the front.
Battlefield weddings are special. Without loud shouts “kiss!” Without wedding dresses and bow ties on a soldier's blouse: two couples having a modest lunch. The deputy commander of a political part of a regiment Ivan Yakovlevich Melky solemnly congratulated on a legal marriage, having pronounced the husband and wife Didenko Nikolay Grigoryevich and ZoyaGaleevna, also Didenko. He united them with a strong handshake forever. Their family has been truly strong and happy: the spouses have remained together ever since. They have a son - Gennady Nikolaevich who was born in a year of the Victory, grandchildren Svetlana and Dmitry and great-grandsons Anton and Kirill. Their light apartment is decorated with the common “iconostasis” consisting of awards and medals of spouses. It is impossible to list all the awards. Here are some of them: 2 Awards of Patriotic war of the 2nd degree, 2 awards of the Red Star, medals “For service merit”, “For a Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”, medals “For Defense of Leningrad”, “For a Capture of Konigsberg”, medals of Zhukov, Admiral Kuznetsov and many others.