brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Slavko D. TRIFKOVIĆ
SLAVKO TRIFKOVIĆ, son of DUŠAN, born on March 11, 1923, in Raštani near Mostar*. Student at the Gymnasium. Joined the People’s Liberation War (NOV i POJ) on February 14, 1945, in the 3rd Battalion of the 13th Herzegovinian Brigade. Fighter, died in the battles for Ostrožac, seven days after joining the unit, on February 21 or 23, 1945.
“The German 369th Reconnaissance Battalion, Ustaše 1st Battalion of the 9th Regiment, and one battalion of the Domobran 2nd Regiment from Ostrožac, Čelebić, and Konjic launched a concentric attack towards the Idbar Valley and the Ljubina Ridge, while the 1st Battalion of the 370th Grenadier Regiment attacked Zlatar. The 1st Battalion of the 370th Grenadier Regiment, through a flanking maneuver from Smiholje, easily pushed back parts of the 11th Brigade from Zlatar, and then from Đedinovac. The command of the 369th Division deemed the concentric attack near Čelebić unsuccessful and blamed the “unreliability of the Croats” for it. Namely, the 369th Reconnaissance Battalion pushed back the 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 13th Brigade to Javornik and Bunari, but during the night and the following day, these units, with losses (30 dead), pushed them back to Ostrožac. The brigade had 7 fighters killed and 8 wounded in the battle. However, there is no information that the Domobran and Ustaše battalions achieved any results in the attack.” Among the fallen was Slavko Trifković from Raštani near Mostar.
According to the records of M. Seferović, “fatally wounded, Slavko Trifković from the village of Raštani, near Mostar, called his fellow comrade from the village, Selim Vejzović, and asked him to remove the ring from his finger and, if he survived, deliver it to his mother, Stojka (which Selim did).”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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