Mendel‘ Roman Volodymyrovych was the fighting vehicle commander, squad commander of the 25 th separate Airborne Brigade highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Sgt.
He was born on 6 December, 1989 in the village Novopetrivka Magdalinovskiy district, Dnipropetrovsk region. He graduated the high school.
He served as commander of the combat vehicle - division commander of the 25th separate Airborne Brigade highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (A1126, towns Hvardieske, Novomoskovsk rayon).
In the spring of 2014 he took part in anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
In the night of 4 on July 5, 2014, Mendel was a sergeant at the checkpoint near the town of Slavyansk, Donetsk region, which tried to break through a column of separatist vehicles. He took part in repelling terrorist attacks from a position, which was in the landing.He was killed by shrapnel of the shell from the separatist tank, saving companion, which body he covered .
He was buried in the cemetery of the village Novopetrivka, Magdalinovskiy district, Dnipropetrovsk region.
He was awarded the Order "For courage" III class (08/02/2014, posthumously), honors "National Hero of Ukraine" (05.07.2015, posthumously).
On 5 July , 2015 on the place where Sergeant Mendel died, the memorial plaque was opened.
The parents, brother and sister are left.