brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Omer Saliha PUZIĆ
OMER PUZIĆ OKICA, son of SALIH, born on September 1, 1925* in Mostar, worker, member of SKOJ since 1941, in the Battalion since the end of 1941, Chetnik courier. During the Chetnik coup in June 1942, he was sent as a courier to Mostar, arrested by the NDH police in Mostar, and handed over to the Italians. Interned in the Mamula camp, then transferred to the Visco di Udine camp in Italy where he witnessed the capitulation. He then went to Slovenia and joined the partisans in the “Ljubo Šercer” Brigade. He died with the Slovenian partisans in Ribnica in 1943.
Brother of fallen fighter Sabrija Puzić. A street in Mostar is named after the Puzić brothers.
Enver Ćemalović recalls:
“Before departing for Bahtijevica, I sent Omer Puzić Okica to Mostar with a short letter to the Local Committee, requesting them not to send new fighters and supplies to the Battalion due to the Chetnik coup, as we were also retreating from Zijemalja. Okica was very young, a big child, lively, resourceful, and brave youth, which is why I chose him as a Chetnik courier. Okica managed to break through the Chetnik and Ustasha patrols and reach Mostar (…)”
*According to the book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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