In Remembrance of Colonel-Pilot Milenko Pavlović
Monday, 4.5.2020 | Culture and traditions
Delegations of the Serbian Armed Forces laid wreaths at the memorial to the pilot of the Yugoslav Army, Colonel Milenko Pavlović, marking the anniversary of the death of this war commander of the 204th Fighter Aviation Regiment, who died heroically in an aerial battle over Valjevo on 4th May, 1999, during the NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Delegations of the Serbian Armed Forces laid wreaths at the memorial to Milenko Pavlović in Valjevo, in his birthplace - Gornje Crniljevo, and at the crash site in the village of Bujačić. The ceremony marking his death anniversary was attended by family members, representatives of the local self-government and the association of citizens.
Milenko Pavlović was a pilot of the Yugoslav Army and the Commander of the 204th Fighter Aviation Regiment. He was born on 5th October, 1959 in Gornje Crniljevo. He finished the Military Grammar School in Mostar and the Air Force Academy in Zadar. He became the Commander of the 204th Fighter Aviation Regiment in 1998. He died on 4th May, 1999, in an aerial battle over Valjevo. Last year, the Military Airport in Batajnica was named "Colonel-Pilot Milenko Pavlović" in his honour.