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SPECIAL UNIT "PEŠA"

SPECIAL UNIT

Boško Perić PEŠA was born on 1. November 1971. to father Stanimir and mother Jelena. He had a mole on his left cheek that meant happiness in life, and the Perić family was also beaming with happiness that day because after having four daughters, they had a son named Boško.

 

In the village of Ražljevo, under the slopes of Majevica, somewhere in the middle of the road between Brčko and Bijeljina, a legend of this time was born. Boško Perić was a child from the village. He started his education in his native village of Ražljevo. He was an exemplary and diligent student. He finished elementary school in 1986. He was already known as a resourceful guy. He continued his education in Slovenia with his relatives in Ljubljana.

 

He lived with one of his sisters, in that city he enrolled in an electrical engineering school, majoring in telecommunications. He graduated from high school in 1989. After completing his education, he went to serve in the military in what was then Titograd (now Podgorica, Montenegro). He returned home from the army to Razljevo with the rank of corporal. Soon after, he left again for Slovenia, in Kopar, where he found employment in his profession.

 

After the outbreak of war in Croatia in the summer of 1991, motivated by patriotic values, he decided to return to his hometown, which he did on the last train that ran on the route Ljubljana - Vinkovci. As soon as he returned to his homeland, he made himself available to the reserve forces of the then Yugoslav People's Army of the JNA. His first baptism of fire was in the spring of 1992 in the liberation of Bosanski Šamac.

 

Within the reserve composition, then still JNA, before the beginning of the war, an elite unit of red berets was formed in Brčko, modeled on Captain Dragan's units in Krajina. Boško Perić was also in that unit. Already in the first actions, he distinguished himself as a brave fighter, which is proven by the way in which he was wounded for the first time, during the capture of the suburban settlement of Klanac.

 

Bosko, carried by his youthful ferocity, stood up and with a machine gun in his hands headed towards the Muslim positions. In front of him was a clearing. While he was walking straight and firing, he was cut down by a volley. He received three bullets, one in the leg, two in the hands, but he was still on his feet. It was the first injury out of a total of six. He survived the second wounding in August 1992 again on his feet, and if the broving hit him in the chest, the desire to defend his people miraculously kept him alive.

 

After leaving the hospital, he founded an intervention platoon, which at the time numbered 19 soldiers, achieved significant feats in breaking through the "Corridor of Life" at the end of June 1992, which was the only link with the rear of the Republika Srpska and the entire Krajina with the motherland, Serbia.

 

In March 1993, by decision of the 1st Posavina Brigade of the VRS, all intervention platoons were united into one elite sabotage unit. No one had much doubts about commanding such a unit, Boško Perić Peša was, it seems, destined by his birth for such a decision. There was even a suggestion that the unit should bear his name, as a symbol of a concept of war, honor and honesty that adorned a young man who, by the end of his short life, would have more wounds on his body than he had lived in years.

 

Finally, in the same month, through the association of several intervention platoons, the special unit "Infantry" was formed. Boško Perić, nicknamed "Peša" after his uncle who was a Chetnik in World War II. Under the command of Boško Perić Peša, the special unit was brave and disciplined and as such was a role model for other Serbian units. The special unit "PEŠA" successfully defended the holy Serbian land on all fronts throughout the Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

On 14. November 1994, Boško Perić Peša, wounded six times, embarks on his last action at his own request, in an attempt to save around 70 besieged Serbian soldiers of the VRS, on the hill of Lisaca on Majevica. In close combat, hand-to-hand, a Muslim soldier throws a crucial bomb, which falls into in the immediate vicinity of Peša, whose shrapnel hits the hero all over his body. Still conscious, lying on the ground, he asked two of his soldiers, "Is my face badly damaged?"

 

Boško Perić PEŠA was dead less than a minute after being wounded. Geller went through the neck directly into the brain. His body, with the strength of health and youth, still fought with death until finally his heart gave way.

 

A large monument with angel wings was built in his birthplace.


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