In a tank unit with an arms and ammunition depot
Colonel in retirement Josef Vyletěl was born March 9, 1925 in the village Mirohošť in Volhynia in the then Poland. He was born into a community of Volhynian Czechs and his native village was half Czech and half Ukrainian. He has never seen his father. His father suffered a head injury by shrapnel in the battle at Zborov and he died as a result thereof in 1925. Josef's mother then remarried. Josef completed seven grades of Polish elementary school and then he enrolled in the Polish trade academy in Dubno. However, his studies became interrupted on September 17, 1939 by the Soviet occupation of western Volhynia, which was followed by the Nazi occupation after June 22, 1941. Josef was helping his stepfather with work on the farm during the war, but after the Red Army reentered Volhynia in early 1944, he enlisted in the newly formed 1st Czechoslovak Army Corps in Rovno on March 20, 1944. He wished to serve in tank units, a decision which was largely influenced by his experience with Soviet ...
Into a tank unit
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23/11/2016, Tisková zpráva Post Bellum
Post Bellum se připojuje k Festivalu svobody, který sdružuje celou řadu občanských aktivit k připomenutí událostí 17. listopadu 1939 a 1989 a oslavu pádu totalitního režimu. Zveme všechny příznivce Paměti národa, aby se také přidali.