The Ultimate Sacrifice Of A Young Braveheart!
After following the events in former Yugoslavia and noticing the increase of foreign Islamists entering Bosnia & Herzegovina, many attached to the Serbian people and Orthodoxy wanted to offer their help. Some were contributing in the collection and distribution of aid to the needed.
And then there were some such as Evgeny Vasiljev from Sofia in Bulgaria, who decided to go to the frontline and help defending the women and children behind those lines from the raging hordes of the warriors of Allah.
What makes a young man decide to offer the most valuable thing that a human have, his own life?
This short article will not tell us the answer of that. But we do find out that there still are things aside from indifference, selfishness and material possessions. Things such as honor, bravery and a highly developed sense of justice. Things which according to some men are worth defending even if the ultimate sacrifice is at stake.
Obviously Evgeny was one of these men. Many Serbs his age ran away from the horrors of the war. Some decided to earn money by smuggling cigarettes and other desirables. But their choice was to run away, not defend their houses, sisters, mothers. Their choice was to be cowards, something that Evgeny could not ever be even if he decided to stay in his own home in the safety of Sofia.
The young Bulgarian volunteer was incredibly brave. He never wanted to leave his position no matter what. Evgeny was wounded and His commander Major Zoran Blagojevic told him to go home and recover. The young braveheart knew that a big offensive was planned from NATO and the Bosnian Muslim Army, so he decided to stay. As it turned out, this was a mortal decision. The brave volunteer from Bulgaria Evgeny Vasilev, was killed in Bosnia 10 Sep 1995. in the village of Lozna near Zavidovici, defending Orthodoxy and Serbian people. Only 22 years old, he literally laid his head on the altar of the Orthodox Faith.
The same bravery and heroism was again confirmed by his brother, Alexander, who as a volunteer in 1999 in Kosovo also defended Orthodoxy and the Serbian people. Wounded in battle, decorated, attached to Serbia and Serbian people, he now lives in Sofia and keeps the memory of his brother, the young braveheart, the Hero Evgeny.
Den Galna Serben
The newspaper "Glas Srpski (Serbian voice)" page 15 No. 8271 Friday 16 May 1997.