National Hero of Georgia Zaza Damenia fallen for Georgia’s territorial integrity would have turned 48 years old today. Together with his family member the leadership of West and East Commands of Georgian Defense Forces honored his memory and laid flowers at his grave in Ozurgeti.
Corporal Zaza Damenia served in the third company of 11th Mechanized Light Infantry Commando Battalion in Vaziani. He fought nearby Tskhinvali entrance in August 2004. He saved his brothers-in-arms from imminent death on cost of his own life. Zaza Damenia covered himself the grenade in the trench and saved the lives of three friends.