Serbian Guard (paramilitary)
|Commander||Đorđe "Giška" Božović|
The Serbian Guard (Serbian Cyrillic: Српска гарда) was a Serbian paramilitary active in Croatia during its War of Independence with close ties to the Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO). Eighty percent of the guard's members were members of the SPO. The paramilitary was formed by SPO official Vuk Drašković and his wife Danica Drašković, along with Đorđe Božović "Giška" and Branislav Matić "Beli".
The paramilitary unit's training camp was located near Bor Lake in SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. It participated in clashes on the territory of SR Croatia near the town of Gospić. Elements of the unit also participated in the War in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Đorđe Božović was the unit's first commander, but was killed in action near Gospić. Some people have alleged that Božović's death was an act of "friendly fire" orchestrated by the Republic of Serbian Krajina's government. The unit's chief financier Branislav Matić was gunned down in August 1991 in Belgrade.
- Died together with Giška
- Serbian Guard, party army of the SPO, Danas
- Zoran Kusovac. "Serbia's Inadequate Opposition". Archived from the original on 2005-03-06. "the establishment of the SPO’s own paramilitary unit — the Serbian Guards (Srpska Garda), which attacked the Croatian town of Gospic in 1991"
- Criminal: Death of Branko Lainovic
- Belgrade underground, Vreme
- Giška and guards died for nothing, Glas javnosti
- Target of Unknown Assassins
- Pavković: Vuk to the Hague!