Commemoration Ceremony in Memory of Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević
Monday, 4.4.2022 | News
There has been a commemoration ceremony in the Serbian Armed Forces Military Club in Niš today in memory of Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević who died tragically in a helicopter crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The commemoration was attended by his family members, Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, General Milan Mojsilović, senior officers of the Serbian Armed Forces, Dejan’s colleagues, relatives and friends.
Head of the Operations Directorate (J-3) of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff, Lieutenant General Želimir Glišović, delivered a speech emphasizing that Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević, with his good personal qualities and loyalty to his homeland, made a tremendous contribution to the Serbian Armed Forces.
— I could bear witness to the fact that you were a remarkable member of the UN peacekeeping forces in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. The Serbian Armed Forces deploy only the best of their members out of the borders of our fatherland, those who will represent our armed forces, our state and people in the best possible way, in the most difficult circumstances — claimed General Glišović.
Commander of the 2nd Electronic Warfare Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Kocić, made a final farewell address on behalf of his unit members who worked with Lieutenant Colonel Stanojević. He said that Dejan’s engagement in a peacekeeping mission was a professional challenge he wished to overcome, representing himself as a soldier — his unit and Serbian Armed Forces — in the best possible way.
Lieutenant Colonel Dejan Stanojević was born on 22 December 1979 serving in the Serbian Armed Forces since 28 September 2002. He was killed in a helicopter crash on 29 March while performing a regular air reconnaissance task in the UN mission in DR Congo.
The Serbian Armed Forces lost an honorable serviceman, excellent officer and expert for electronic warfare. In his distinguished military career he received multiple awards and commendations, leaving behind a wife and two underage children.