Chobanov Sotir

Sotir was born in Lerin in 1912. As a youth he threw himself into the battle for a crust and worked as a printer, steel worker etc. At the age of 20 he was organized into OKNE and because of that he was monitored by the officers and under-officers of the 28th infantry battalion, where he served as a soldier in 1933. After his discharge from the army he continued to work even more passionately for OKNE and the CPG. He worked actively to spread the party line, and in his home he held illegal and legal meetings.

During the time of the Nazi occupation, first of all, he worked illegally in the town and then joined the ranks of ELAS.

In the years 1946-49 he serves in DAG. At the start he worked in publications as a printer for the Headquarters of DAG, but even that work failed to satisfy him. At his insistence he managed to join the groups of unattached shooters where he served at the rank of lieutenant. He worked right in the face of the enemy, entered Lerin, gathered witness statements etc. In the battle of Lerin in February 1949 he was killed in his own town. He died faithful to the ideals of the CPG.


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

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For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters