Samokhin Anton Oleksiyovich was the assistant gunner, grenade launcher operator 25-th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born in January 18, 1991 in Kirovograd. Later the family moved to the village Verblyuzhka, Novhorodsk district, and Kirovograd region. In 2006 he graduated 9 classes of secondary school of Verblyuzhka village, in 2008 - secondary school №29 city of Kriviy Rih, Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. From 2009 to 2012 he worked in seasonal jobs, lifeguard sailor on one of the town recreation PJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih". He graduated the National University of Krivoy Rog Krivoy Rog speciality "Metal forming".
In autumn 2012 he was called up for military service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 540 th Artillery Regiment Lviv Ivan Vyhovsky Air Force of Ukraine (military unit A4623, the city of Kamenka-Buzka Lviv region). In autumn 2013 he was dismissed from the Armed Forces of Ukraine in reserve.
In the spring of 2014 he was mobilized into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military unit A1126; urban village Hvardieske, Novomoskovsk district Dniepro region).
Since the summer of 2014 he took part in anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
In June 14, 2014 around 1:00 am, military transport aircraft IL-76 MD Air Forces of Ukraine, during the approach to the airfield Lugansk city, was hit by terrorists of portable anti-aircraft missile system. The plane had 40 soldiers of the 25 th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade, including senior soldier Samokhin and 9 crew members. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
In July 25, 2014 he was buried in the cemetery of the village Verblyuzhka, Novhorod District.
On the facade of the village secondary school Verblyuzhka (Belyaev street, 95, opened April 30, 2015) and secondary school №29 city of Kriviy Rih (Rachmaninoff street, 1), where Anton Samokhin studied, the plaques were established. The village Verblyuzhka, Novhorod District, during the session the deputies of the village council decided to rename the street Furmanov im Samohin street.
He was awarded the Order “For courage” of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously) and honors the city Kriviy Rih “For Service to the City” third degree (posthumously).
The adoptive parents and brother remain.