I defended Bosnia from bandits not from Serbs
Amir Robert Zaketović was born October 7, 1971 in Zagreb, Croatia. His father was Catholic and his mother Muslim. He spent his childhood and youth in Bosnia. He enlisted for service in the military when fighting foreshadowing the future dissolution of Yugoslavia had already been under way. Amir, as a Croat with Bosnian roots, gradually started to feel inappropriate in the central Yugoslav Army. Apart from other things, he felt the hostility of the Serbs who dominated there. He deserted after several months and joined the opposition Croatian separatists. He was in charge of supplying the military units in lower Bosnia. Together with his colleague they managed a convoy with food, medical supplies and heavy military vehicles going from the North to the South. The convoy was endangered by the Serbian units and local troops several times. It was hard to decide who to trust in such a chaotic situation. At that time Amir got a message that his life was in danger. He decided to flee Yugoslavia. Thanks to the help of his friends he got to Zagreb after a quick night escape and later got to Germany. There he started living a new life. He worked in a small restaurant of his relatives and thus finally started to make use of his theoretical knowledge, gained at a secondary school of hotel industry. As he wished to accomplish more, he applied for jobs in bigger restaurants. He even worked in one for free just to get a better experience in the field. He fell in love during his visit to the Czech Republic. After some time, he decided to move to Czechia where he started a successful company producing medical supplies.