brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Salko I. MRKONJIĆ
SALKO MRKONJIĆ, son of IBRAHIM, born on January 1, 1923, in Mostar. He completed elementary school. He was a worker and became a member of the Communist Youth League (SKOJ) in 1941. He joined the Battalion in January 1944 as a fighter. He was killed at Kula near Konjic in a battle against the Chetniks on February 17, 1944*. The partisans were losing the battle as their weapons froze, and the battle soon turned into a Chetnik pursuit.
“During the attempt to resist the attacker, our machine gunner Branko Skočajić Mešak tried to use urine to thaw the frozen firing mechanisms of the machine gun, but he was unsuccessful. Most of the fighters had their rifles frozen, and instead of rifles, our fighters had unusable ‘toljage’. The Chetniks started to advance and, realizing that there was no resistance, they began chasing our fighters, shouting as they went (…) Šerif Burić and Salko Mrkonjić, workers from Mostar, encountered a group of Chetniks while fleeing. The Chetniks managed to kill them, stripped them of their clothing and footwear, leaving them almost naked in the snow.”
Ćemalović, Enver (1986): Mostarski bataljon, Mostar; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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