Today, the memorial plaque in the honour of Senior Soldier of the 131st separate reconnaissance battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Roman Vasylenko is placed on façade of the Poltava vocational-technical school no. 4.
Roman graduated from the vocational-technical school in 2005; in 2014 he went on front as a volunteer. On February 10, 2016, he died of acute pneumonia in Zaporizhzhia hospital that he caught in the area of combat action. He is buried on the Alley of Heroes of Poltava Central Cemetery.
He was posthumously awarded with the order “For Courage”, insignia of the 131st separate reconnaissance battalion “Reconnaissance man Cross”, badge of honour “Mariupol. Defend – Win” and insignia of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “ATO Participant” for personal courage, conscientious and distinguished service to the Ukrainian people.
Director of vocational-technical school Tetiana Sahaidachna said that they together with students plan to commemorate the alumnus of their school every year and she noted: “He didn’t live till his 34th anniversary approximately one month. Roman was an ambitious, honest and diligent man. Every year, on April 9, we will conduct educational events and tell our students who Roman Vasylenko was”.