As a corporal in reserve, he commanded the deportation of Soviet troops
Petr Klimeš was born on September 25, 1967 into the family of Pavel and Marie Klimeš. Over the years, four more siblings were born. From an early age, he was brought up in the Christian spirit and the family joined the Salesian movement. From the age of ten, the witness also went to Salesian camps called cottages. These often took place under the supervision of the State Security (StB), and therefore the organizers tried to keep them secret. Petr Klimeš also had problems at school due to his grandfather and family affiliation with the Salesians. He could not study in his region, so after finishing primary school he went to Brno, where he graduated from an industrial high school. After graduating, he enlisted in the army for air defense and, as part of his training with the unit, completed military exercises in was was then the Soviet Union, on the border of today’s Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. After the war, he joined the design office in Polička, where he also experienced the events of 1989. Starting in January that year, he regularly traveled to Prague for anti-regime demonstrations. He took part in Palach’s Week or the manifestation on May 1, 1989. The greatest milestone of the revolutionary year for him as a believer was the canonization of Agnes of Bohemia. Petr Klimeš also came to Prague for a celebratory mass, which took place on November 25, 1989, and after that he continued to the largest demonstration, which took place on Letná. After returning to his native Polička the next day, he informed the citizens about the events in Prague as a speaker, and that evening he also became one of the founding members of the local Civic Forum. As part of the co-optations, he took a seat in the Polička council, and in 1990 he became a member of a parliamentary commission whose task was to coordinate the removal of Soviet troops from Květná near Polička. In the 1990s, he started a business and opened a sausage shop. Over time, his business expanded to other cities. In 2020, he was still in business and lived with his girlfriend in Polička.