May 8, 2021 – 10:48 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Late military leader, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) hero Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, best known by his nom-de-guerre Komandos, has been posthumously awarded the title of the National Hero of Armenia.
President Armen Sarkissian sighed a decree on Saturday, May 8 to award Komandos the Order of Fatherland.
The highest title in Armenia is awarded “for outstanding services of national importance to the Republic of Armenia in defense and strengthening of the state system and creation of important national values.”
Komandos died at the age of 81 on March 31, after being hospitalized days earlier. Ter-Tadevosyan was the commander of the operation to liberate the town of Shushi in Karabakh on 8-9 May 1992. Later that month, he was awarded the rank of Major General for his accomplishments during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War. In recent years, Ter-Tadevosyan was supervising the training of specialists in the Armenian armed forces, also spending a lot of time in Artsakh, which continued to hold much meaning to him.