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  • THE SECRET SERBIAN RESCUE MISSION OF WORLD WAR II/U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas honors HALYARD

    08/10/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic / U.S. Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas)
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland.Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 ________________________________ Aleksandra's Note: The following presentation was made on July 26, 2017 by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe from Texas. Following the text is a video presentation published online three years ago reflecting the same theme. On both occasions, the remarks of Congressman Ted Poe were made publicly and therefore saved for posterity. So nice to see an American politician who recognizes the debt this great country owes to the Serbians. Today,...
  • HALYARD MISSION VETERAN LT. COL. MILTON FRIEND REMEMBERS GENERAL MIHAILOVICH ON ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

    06/06/2017 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 6, 2017/June 6, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic/Staci Sturrock
    Aleksandra's Note: On this website you'll find much information regarding Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, particularly in the way his life path has crossed with that of Serbia's legendary General Draza Mihailovich, both before the General's death and decades after his passing. Lt. Col. Friend has been directly involved in the effort to establish a monument in Washington, D.C. honoring General Mihailovich and his saving of over 500 American airmen in WWII, and in the Mihailovich rehabilitation process in Belgrade, Serbia that ended successfully in May of 2015. I'm reposting a news story here from 2010 in honor...
  • THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH

    04/27/2017 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    THIS WAS GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICHThere is no grave site. There is no marker for his remains. It is as if they wanted to remove him not just from the earth but from the history of his country and the consciousness of his people. But they failed. Nowhere is this more evident than in those hills of Serbia they call Ravna Gora. And it is in those Ravna Gora hills where the true soul and spirit of Serbia can still be found. July 17th is an important day for those who knew who he was and what he did. His name...
  • REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY.

    05/30/2016 5:29:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    American Flag and the Flag of Serbia image courtesy of the Studenica Foundation. REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY Taking to the Ravna Gora hills of Serbia 75 years ago in May of 1941 with only a handful of men to mount the first real resistance to Hitler's occupying forces in Europe was impressive. The guts it took and the resolve necessary for these men and their leader to initiate such a courageous act against the Nazi war machine that in 1941 appeared to be invincible seems almost inconceivable now. But it was real, and the...
  • General Mihailovich becomes a dead man walking in March of 1946 as his journey to eternity begins.

    03/16/2016 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich Belgrade 1946 The famous bridge over the Drina River in Visegrad, Bosnia. Photo: Creative Commons Aleksandra's note: 70 years ago, on the night of March 12-13, 1946 near Visegrad in Bosnia, the town made famous by Ivo Andric's classic novel "The Bridge on the Drina" published in 1945, the most decorated Serbian military officer and leader of the first successful uprising against the Nazis in all of occupied Europe was finally captured by the Yugoslav communist special security agents (OZNA) loyal to Marshal Josip Broz Tito after a long manhunt. A short time later the Yugoslav communists...
  • Americans treated as prisoners by Tito's Partisans/Chetniks treated us like free men and allies.

    03/05/2016 2:31:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF) / Aleksandra Rebic
    Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF) 1921-2004 Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF): American Military Forces treated as prisoners by Tito's Partisans / The Chetniks treated us like free men and allies."...I kept an accurate account of what happened to me and my comrades while we were in Yugoslavia. This has recently had its secret classification removed by the army and is now cleared for publication. I hope in the near future to have it before every citizen in the United States, in one of our popular magazines and you can rest assured that I will leave nothing out that...
  • General Mihailovich did not sacrifice others for his own glory.

    02/18/2016 10:57:58 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic / Capt. Walter Mansfield
    General Draza Mihailovich on Ravna Gora in Serbia 1943 Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2016, will mark the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of Serbian legend General Draza Mihailovich. There have been many testimonies over the last 70 years that accurately reflect who the General was as both military commander and as a man. Due to the vast institutionalization of communist propaganda over the course of these same seven decades, the truth has had to fight its way to the light. But "Truth" does, and always will, prevail. That is the nature of God's justice, and God's justice will always be...
  • JUSTICE PREVAILS EVEN IN DEATH-A VICTORIOUS VINDICATION FOR GENERAL MIHAILOVICH!

    07/17/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. JUSTICE PREVAILS EVEN IN DEATH - A VICTORIOUS VINDICATION FOR GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH! On May 14, 2015 what so many of us have been hoping and praying for all these years finally came to pass! As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, one of the war's greatest heroes and martyrs was officially rehabilitated by the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia! The historic decision was final, reversing one of the most unjust convictions in the history of mankind, and restored all civil rights to Serbian...
  • "FATHERLAND" by Nina Bunjevac - CHETNIKS challenge author on depiction of General Mihailovich

    05/30/2015 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: In full disclosure, I have not read this book, FATHERLAND, by Nina Bunjevac. This post is about a challenge to the contents of this book that was first published in 2014, and is now available in several languages. The book includes illustrations by the author who is also a graphic artist. "Fatherland", which tells the tragic story of a Serbian family's struggle after WWII changed their homeland forever, has received a number of favorable reviews that can be found by searching the internet, as can the summary of the contents. The following brief summary is found on Amazon:...
  • RESURRECTING THE MIHAHILOVICH MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. INITIATIVE!

    05/29/2015 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. Aleksandra's Note: It's now 40 years since a group of American Airmen rescued by General Mihailovich in WWII along with Serbian patriotic organizations in the Diaspora initiated the effort to get a monument to General Draza Mihailovich erected on the grounds of Washington, D.C. at their own personal expense. From the time the effort was initiated in 1975, progress was made, then setbacks had to be dealt with. Now in 2015, many of the American airmen are gone, but their dream does not have to die with them. A lot has...
  • Court rehabilitates WW2-era Chetnik leader Draza Mihailovic

    05/14/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    B92 ^ | May 14, 2015 | B92
    BELGRADE -- The commander of the WW2-era Chetnik movement Dragoljub Draza Mihailovic has been rehabilitated by the decision of the Higher Court in Belgrade.The process was seen by many as "historic." This ruling reverses the judgment passed in 1946, sentencing Mihailovic to death for collaboration with the occupying Nazi forces and stripping him of all his rights as a citizen. Mihailovic was a high ranking officer in the pre-war Yugoslav Kingdom Army, and after 1941, he headed the Yugoslav Army in the Homeland (Chetniks). During the Second World War and the occupation, a civil war was waged by Chetnik (royalist)...
  • EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich

    05/04/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Carl Savich
    EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich: Documentary Series "The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War" The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War [2 Series: Why Were the Balkans Given Over to Communist Control?] is the second part of a documentary series consisting of six approximately 30 minute episodes. This series continues from part one which consisted of six episodes that examined the German invasion and subsequent occupation and dismemberment of Yugoslavia released in 2014. The first series analyzed the period from the German invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia...
  • REMEMBERING Halyard Mission Hero Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian on his birthday April 30, 2015

    04/30/2015 12:40:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur Jibilian, 86, speaking at the "Forgotten 500 Reunion" 'Lest we Forget' Halyard Mission commemoration Michigan June 17, 2009 Photo by Aleksandra Rebic. Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2015, the world will be marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation." For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. OSS radioman...
  • General Draza Mihailovich CAPTURED by the Yugoslav Communists on this day, March 13, in 1946.

    03/13/2015 7:15:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The famous bridge over the Drina River in Visegrad, Bosnia. Photo: Wikipedia Commons. General Draza Mihailovich CAPTURED by the Yugoslav Communists on this day, March 13, in 1946. Dead man walking becomes Hero and Martyr living forever. Aleksandra's note: As the so called "Rehabilitation of General Mihailovich" legal process continues in its ninth year, we are reminded that on this day, March 13th, in 1946, the Yugoslav communist special security agents (OZNA) loyal to Marshal Josip Broz Tito finally captured the great General in the village of "Drazevina" near Visegrad in Bosnia. A short time later they publicly announced his...
  • THE LAST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY - REHABILITATION REDUX

    02/28/2015 7:27:41 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmhailovih.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich on Ravna Gora in Serbia 1943THE LAST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY - REHABILITATION REDUXAnd so it continues...In anticipation of the Mihailovich Rehabilitation hearing that took place in Belgrade on Friday February 27, 2015, the last Friday in February, I was asked to write a letter to be sent to Belgrade. This was a letter about "hopes and dreams" with the intention to speak for the thousands of people around the world who want Serbian General Draza Mihailovich officially vindicated of the manufactured guilt that provided the false pretense to have him executed in July of 1946. I gladly...
  • SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, American WWII Halyard Mission veteran, testifies before Commission of Inquiry

    11/07/2014 4:57:30 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Mike McKool / Aleksandra Rebic
    SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, rescued American WWII Halyard Mission Airman, testifies before Commission of Inquiry regarding "Fair Trial for General Mihailovich" May 1946 New YorkAleksandra's Note: On May 13, 1946, the Committee for a Fair Trial for General Mihailovich announced that a "Commission of Inquiry" had been established in New York for the purpose of taking the testimonies of American officers and airmen whose request to be heard as witnesses at the trial of General Draza Mihailovich in Belgrade, Yugoslavia had been refused by the Tito government. The following is the testimony of Sergeant Mike McKool from Dallas, Texas, one of...
  • Reds, Whites and Serbdom: Why Chetnik Flags Should be in the Belgrade Liberation Parade

    10/09/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | October 8, 2014 | Boris Aleksic/Nebojsa Malic (translator)
    General Draza Mihailovich WWII The 70th anniversary of Belgrade’s liberation in WW2, will be marked by a military parade. After a 29-year hiatus, some 3,000 members of the Serbian Army will parade on October 16. Also scheduled is the appearance of the Russian acrobatics group “Strizhi”, flying the newest MiG-29 fighters. The celebration will be graced by the presence of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, a symbol of Russia’s rebirth. Putin’s visit to Serbia is a clear signal to both Serbian citizens and the West. During their aggression against the Serbs in the 1990s, Washington and Brussels have exterminated...
  • Marking 70th Anniversary of WWII Halyard Mission Rescue with Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF,Ret.)

    08/11/2014 3:06:37 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Lt. Col. Milton Friend (USAF, Ret,) / Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: ...Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, a Halyard Mission veteran that I met in person in Chicago in 1994 for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Halyard Mission Rescue Operation, got in touch with me in 2009. I had wondered if he was still living. Indeed he was, and he had a story to tell. When I searched for him on the internet, I discovered that he was not featured anywhere that I could find. I told him that his story needs to be made public and be given wide exposure, and it is my absolute pleasure...
  • Hon. TED POE(R-TX) honors one of America's most important allies-the Serbians/6/11/2014

    06/15/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ted Poe/Congressional Record
    VIDEO: GEN. MIHAILOVICH honored in U.S. Congress June 11, 2014 / Congressman TED POE of Texas - "Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the people of Serbia." / CONGRESSIONAL RECORD Mr. Speaker, since our founding, Americans have always had to fight for the liberty and freedom that we have. Throughout our history, we have had allies from other parts of the world on our side ready to help us, and we have been ready to help them stand together for freedom over tyranny. Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the...
  • REMEMBERING GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH - A TRULY GREAT MAN WHO LEFT HIS MARK FOREVER.

    04/26/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 26, 2014 | Aleksandra Rebic
    "Confidence thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live." Franklin Delano Roosevelt REMEMBERING GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH: A TRULY GREAT MAN WHO LEFT HIS MARK FOREVER. Taking to the hills of Serbia with only a few Serbian patriots to mount the first real resistance to Hitler's occupying forces in Europe was impressive by all human standards. The guts it took and the resolve necessary for these men and their leader to initiate such a courageous act against the Nazi war machine that in 1941 appeared to be invincible...