Aznavour Rafiki Balayan

Fallen Soldiers

(1987 – April 4, 2016)


Aznavour Balayan, Nver Simonyan, and Gharib Sahakyan fought in one unit, and they died together on April 4, 2016 from an attack by enemy tanks, after three days of intense fighting aimed at taking back one our lost position.


Aznavour Balayan’s father and maternal uncle died during the Artsakh Liberation Struggle. He was one of family’s three children, which included Aznavour’s brother and sister. Having completed mandatory military service in 2005 – 2007, Aznavour joined the Armed Forces in 2010 as a career officer. He was awarded a Military Service medal (posthumously). Aznavour was not married and had no children.

The family was given $1,000 by the WOS campaign. 

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