brochure “Partizanski spomenik u Mostaru” (1980)
book “Spomenica Mostara 1941-1945.”
another document or proof of the memorial stone (e.g., a photograph).
Vaso R. GAŠIĆ
VASILIJE VASO GAŠIĆ, son of RISTO, born on January 1, 1913, in Baćevići near Mostar, a farmer. In the Battalion since October 1941. Killed during an unsuccessful attack on the enemy station in Vrdolje near Konjic on January 22, 1942.
EXCERPT FROM LITERATURE:
“In collaboration with the water from Spiljani, the detachment carried out an attack on Vrdolje on the morning of January 22, 1942. The harsh mountain morning, with temperatures dropping below minus 25 degrees Celsius, froze the hands and feet of the men, rifles, machine guns, and cast doubt on the execution of the combat mission. Neither the incursion of the ten-man unit into the upper part of the village nor the capture of Mile Pađen and Alija Novalić, the milicemen, improved the condition of the semi-lifeless formation around the village, where the militiamen, with reinforcements received the day before the attack, had entrenched themselves in warm houses. As we retreated, we suffered heavy losses. Vaso Gašić and Čedo Ćećez were killed, and Ilija Kuljanin, Rade Šinik, Omer Buljubašić, Mile Serdarević, and Drago Soknić from the Igmanska Unit were wounded (…)” *Providing protection for the retreat of the ten-man unit from the houses our fighters had entered was done by Boro Radan, Branko Gašić, and Božo Škoro from a house where they disarmed two militiamen upon entering. In the end, they took the rifles of the disarmed militiamen and withdrew under fire.”
Photo of the memorial plaque: S. Demirović
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