We owe the Serbs some gratitude!!

06 Jan

Who knew about this?? Did our country or the rest of the world broadcast this?? No!!!

The Serb citizens and Serb guerilla fighters in Nazi controlled Yugoslavia hid, clothed, fed and risked their own lives protecting over 500 American troops that had been shot down over Yugoslavia. General Draza Mihailovich of the Serbian opposition fighters  worked with US military leadership to organize this huge, ultra- secret mission that ultimately allowed for the safe return home of 500 US service men.

This was the largest rescue mission in the history US military warfare but we only hear about the “Great Escape” that saved 200 US prisoners of war!! 300 more US troops were saved in this operation but we don’t hear about it!!! VERY SAD!!!! Google “Halyard Mission” for more information on this exciting mission!

General Draza Mihailovich  was eventually captured but the government refused to allow our service men to testify on his behalf and he was hung for treason. 😦

The troops told of the hospitality and kindness of the poor Serbians who kept them out of harms way! One troop talked about how little the Serbs had to offer but were more than willing to share!! This is the same experience I have had in Serbia!!!

Everyone stand and give the Serbs  a round of applause and the thanks deserve!!! Why did we turn our back on Serbia in the 90’s?? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..


Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Through my eyes


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9 responses to “We owe the Serbs some gratitude!!

  1. Kiki

    January 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Actually many people who study history knew. But the common person doesn’t. Did you also know the Serbian flag flew over the White House, too?

  2. Sasha

    January 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Charles, there is more stuff in this style. Guess who won the first allied victory in ww1?

  3. Sasa

    January 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    General Mihailovic, one of the greatest Serbian heros, was awarded by Charles de Gaulle. He was murdered by Yugoslavian communists after the WWII.

    • Wiseguy

      January 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      He also got the highest honor from the US president a medal, dont know what its called, its the highest honor a non american citizen can get…

      • cather76

        January 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

        Hey bro.. just wanted to say “hvala” for reading my blog!!! when was this brate?? when they flew the USA flag over the whitehouse??? i am going to write about that RIGHT NOW!! thanks for the tips!!

  4. Beli

    January 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  5. Nenad

    January 9, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  6. Mirjana Andjelkovic

    January 31, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi, Charles. I discovered your site few hours ago, and I can’t stop reading yet, despite the fact that I m so tired and I’m not sure that I could wake in the morning to go to work. I’m really impressed with what you are doing and how well you get to know us and our history. I’m Serbian who lives in Cyprus, very, very homesick and nostalgic Serbian, but also very proud Serbian. We are loved nation by Greeks and Cypriots, always supported by those orthodox nations, and I can call Cyprus my second home, in fact. People here has best opinion of us (they will never vote for independent Kosovo- they have similar problems with Turks here, and they are aware how hard it is to loose the part of your country, just like that). I would like to recommend to you to mention the part of our history of World War I and complete exile of Serbian Government and army to beautiful island of Corfu- Greece. Make your research on this subject and you will be truly touched. I’ve been to Corfu few years ago, saw the biggest graveyard of one nation outside of its country borders, saw ”blue grave”, read and heard some unbelievable stories, and I was so proud that I’m a part of that brave people. Thanks for everything you are doing for Serbia!

    • cather76

      February 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

      thanks for your awesome message… it means a lot to me… i will check into the Corfu thing.. i had never heard anything of it… thanks a million


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