Raikov Lazar

Lazar Raikov was born in the village of Oshtima, Lerin region. His family was very poor and as a result he was forced to mind other people's sheep.

During the German occupation he joined the ranks of EPON and helped the national liberation movement as a courier and in other roles. After the Varkiza agreement he became a representative of EPON in his own village.

In the second phase of the armed struggle he was one of the first partisans. In the month of April 1946 he joined the ranks of DAG. Lazar served in various areas of Greece - Epir, Gramos, Voion, Vich and elsewhere. He took part in many battles and was twice wounded.

Because of his demonstrated bravery and military capabilities he was promoted to sub lieutenant and sent to the officer school at the Main Headquarters of DAG. He was killed on 12 February 1949 on Vilga mountain.

 

From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters

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