Shostak Sergey Mihaylovich was the archer-antiaircrafter of 25-th Dnepropetrovsk separate airborne brigade of highly mobile airborne troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the senior soldier.
He was born in December 19, 1981 in the village Brahynivka, Petropavlovsk district, Dnepropetrovsk (now - Dnipro) region. He graduated the secondary school of village Brahynivka, Petropavlovsk district. Since 2002 he worked as electrician in the underground station coal production number 6 DTEK SHU Dnieper.
In March 2014 he was mobilized into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served in the 25th separate Dnepropetrovsk Airborne Brigade of 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 Shostak and 9 crew members. As a result of the disaster, the entire personnel of troops and aircrew were killed.
He was buried in the cemetery of the village Brahynivka, Petropavlovsk area.
The village Brahynivka, Petropavlovsk district in front of the building of secondary school (Lenin Street, 1), where Serhiy Shostak studied, the memorial plaque was established.
He was awarded the Order "For courage" of III degree (20.6.2014, posthumously).
The wife and two daughters remain.