Afghan War veteran Kara Major passes away

Afghan War veteran Kara Major passes away

The veteran of the Afghan War, Commander of the 177th Special Forces Squadron, retired colonel Boris Kerimbayev passed away in Almaty today, according to the press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry.

Boris Kerimbayev was born on January 12, 1948 in Almaty region. In 1973 he was appointed a commander of a reconnaissance troop. In 1975, he was sent to the Red Banner Central Asian Military Unit as a reconnaissance troop commander. In 1977, he was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff and later as a commander of a motorized rifle battalion at the military unit No.52857 in Temirtau. In January 1981, Boris Kerimbayev was appointed a commander of the 177th special forces squadron established on the ground of the 22nd separate special mission brigade.

Kerimbayev got his Kara Major nickname in Afghanistan when he was a commander of the Muslim Battalion, Kazinform reported.