Aleksa Radovanović

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Aleksa Radovanović
Born (1900-08-02)August 2, 1900
Medveđa, Kingdom of Serbia (now Serbia)
Died June 23, 2004(2004-06-23) (aged 103)
Medveđa, Serbia and Montenegro (now Serbia)
Allegiance Kingdom of Serbia Kingdom of Serbia
Service/branch Kingdom of Serbia Serbian Army
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards

Legion of Honor
gold Obilić medal
silver Obilić medal
Medal of Kosančić Ivan
Order of Vojvoda Stepe
Medal of King Peter I

Partisan Memorial in 1941

Aleksa Radovanović (August 2, 1900 – June 23, 2004) was the last of Salonika front veterans alive and president of Association of the warriors from 1912 to 1920.

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Radovanović was born on August 2, 1900, in Marići near Medveđa (in modern southern Serbia). At the age of fifteen he volunteered and joined the group of vojvoda (duke) Kosta Vojnović. In early October 1914, he was wounded while fighting Bulgarian troops. He participated in the Albanian golgotha, Salonika front and struggles for liberation of Serbia and other Serbian lands.

In January 1919, he was invited to serve in the Royal Yugoslav Army. He served eighteen months in the King's Guard in Belgrade.

He fought in World War II in Prizren, where he joined the Yugoslav Partisans. He was wounded and taken prisoner by the Bulgarians.

He died on 23 June 2004 and was buried in his birth village.

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