In fact, the Service in Auxiliary Technical Batallion saved me from prison
Vladimír Sekanina was born into a family of a landowner in Měčín u Klatov in 1927. His father’s farm was taken under the supervision of the state in 1948, however, his father was unable to produce the quantity required and so he was put into prison for 9 months. Vladimír Sekanina started to study at Agricultural University in Prague in 1946. In February 1948 he participated in the march of students to the Prague Castle and then he was expelled from school. After that he worked as a planner for Vodní stavby for a year. On 1 October 1950 he had to start his army service in Mariánské Lázně. After a political loyalty check he was sent to a mine in Hrdlovka and then to Sovinec. He finished his service in 1953. Later he worked for various companies such as Bakara, Stavby silnic a železnic, IDIS, Vodní stavby. He graduated from a secondary building school and studied at university again. He retired in 1990.