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Momcilo Voyvoda Djujic
Birth: Feb. 27, 1907
Vojvodina, Serbia
Death: Sep. 11, 1999
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

WWII Chetnik warrior-priest. He is a Serbian legend praised in folk songs and stories for his bravery and military prowess. Yugoslavia was a confused land during the war with three main political forces going in different directions. The Chetniks loyal to the exiled Monarchy, The Croatian Ustashe placed in control as puppets by the occupying Nazi's and Tito's communist Partisans who were victorious in the end. All at times engaged the Nazi's, other times each other. Djudic shed his priest cassock in 1941 and retreated to the hills and organized refugees into a viable resistance force of Chetniks. They engaged in heavy fighting against all the other factions. Gen Mihailovic overall commander of the Chetniks gave Momcilo the title "Voyvoda", meaning the bravest, most skilled and loyal. His acts included the rescue of shot down American airmen. At wars end, he was ordered by Allied forces to surrender and his men were dispersed. The Tito government classified Djujic a war criminal. He lived out the remainder of his life in exile, never returning to his native land. Given political asylum, he settled in San Marcos, California living a quiet life of near anonymity. Old age complication took his life at a hospice in San Diego at age 92. Services conducted at the Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos were attended by hundreds of admirers as well as actor Karl Malden, an active member of the Serbian community. 
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  Sinisa Djujic (1932 - 2006)*
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Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Diego County
California, USA
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Record added: Oct 23, 2002
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