brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Aleksandar M. ALAGIĆ
ALEKSANDAR ACO ALAGIĆ, son of MARKO, born on February 24, 1923, in Gračac near Gospić, student at the Commercial Academy in Mostar, football player for “Velež,” member of SKOJ since 1940 and KPJ since 1942. In the Mostar Battalion from October 1941, a bomber, squad leader, killed in Borci near Konjic in February 1943.
Reflections of the political commissar of the Mostar Battalion, Enver Ćemalović, about Aco:
“ALEKSANDAR ALAGIĆ, squad leader, and MILORAD PIKULA MEDO, corporal, a worker from Mostar, set out from Turija towards the first houses on the hill slopes to cook rice for their hungry squad members, but they never returned. Later, we heard that they were captured and disarmed by the Chetniks in the house where they were cooking pilaf. The captured Aco and Milorad were taken to Borci, and after interrogation, they were shot. During the interrogation, Aco and Medo bravely confronted the Chetniks, threatening them and calling them traitors. Aco, with his blonde hair, was a student but full of strength and defiance, an exceptionally brave bomber, always among the first in the attack. He stood out for his bravery in the squad, and even in the entire Battalion. He was a good comrade. He dreamed of studying forestry after the war… When we found out where Aleksandar Aco Alagić and Milorad Pikula were executed, we sent a group of our fighters who found them covered in branches and bushes.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora (1961): Hercegovina u NOB br. 1, Beograd, Vojno delo; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945. Fotografije: S. Demirović; https://radiosarajevo.ba/vijesti/bosna-i-hercegovina/kome-vise-smeta-partizansko-groblje/407307# https://mondo.ba/Info/Drustvo/a1150044/Partizansko-groblje-unisteno-zbog-govora-mrznje.html
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