One expected only the worst, supposedly the war was here
Ján Hanes, born on October 3, 1960 in Lučenec, was drafted in September 1979 to the compulsory military service into army unit 1034 in Terezín. He was ranked to the pontoon company. He enjoyed the work on building construction of pontoon bridges for foot troops´ transfer and for heavy armored vehicles. He took part in many military exercises in Czechoslovakia as well as at the territory of former Eastern Germany and Hungarian People´s Republic. In winter of 1980, related to the Polish crisis, he was among the units called to transfer to the Polish borders. They were supposed to take positions and in the condition of full combat readiness expect further commands. He as one of the rank soldiers didn´t have any specific information about seriousness of the situation he found himself in. Approximately after two weeks, together with his unit he returned back to military quarters in Terezín, where he served until retirement to the civilian life in September 1981.