brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Svetko J. MIČEVIĆ
SVETOMIR SVETKO MIĆEVIĆ*, son of JOVO, born on July 20, 1923, in Žitomislići near Mostar. Farmer. Joined the NOV and POJ in February 1944 in the 11th Hercegovina Brigade. Fighter, killed in 1944 in Stepen near Gacko in battles against the legionnaires and Chetniks. Regarding those battles, it has been recorded:
“On the morning of June 2, the main force of the Gacko garrison continued its attack on the positions of the 11th Brigade. Despite being outnumbered by the legionnaires and Chetniks, after several hours of fighting, they pushed back the 3rd Battalion from Stepen Vrh towards Kocelj (elevation 1293), which was exposed to heavy enemy artillery fire. By introducing the 1st Battalion into the battle, the headquarters of the 11th Brigade stabilized the defense near the 3rd Battalion. Towards the end of the day, with a counterattack by the 1st and 3rd Battalions, the enemy was repelled from the Somina massif to their initial positions, while the 2nd Battalion, through tenacious defense, held its position at Hercegova Gradina. In the battle on June 2, the 11th Brigade had 7 killed and 9 wounded. At the same time, according to their own data, the enemy had 8 killed and 20 wounded. On Stepen Vrh, the following fighters were killed: Katko Pecelj from Rankovci, Svetko Mićević from Žitomislići; near Kobilja Glava: Petar Bulić from Split; near Zaselje: Branko Mandrapa from Gabela, and Vlado Gaćina from M. Grude (who died in the hospital on June 7 after being wounded), as well as Milovan Luburić from Brestica near Bileća.”
*According to the source “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945”
Komnenović, Danilo; Kreso, Muharem (1979): 29. hercegovačka divizija, IZ, Beograd ; grupa autora: Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović.
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