Blagoja Petsov was born in the village Aitos, Lerin region in 1909.
From a young age he took part in the revolutionary movement led by the
CPG. In his own village a party organization was formed in 1930. Blagoja
and his comrades were decisive activists in the pre-election campaign
in 1932, 1933 and 1936. And not just in Aitos but also in the surrounding
villages. Thanks to their activism, the Peoples Front had significant
success in those villages. In Aitos, apart from the party organization,
there was also the Macedonian organization VMRO (united) in which a
large number of Aitos villages were members.
During the Metaxas dictatorship Blagoja was arrested and subjected
to torture. During the German occupation he took active part in the
struggle against the occupier. He decisively defended the ideologically
correct policies of the CPG in the Macedonian issue and fought against
those seeking to divide the unity between the Macedonian and Greek peoples.
He said, "Without military unity between the two brotherly peoples,
there is no liberation."
After the Varkiza agreement he was followed and for a long time lay
In the second phase of the armed struggle Blagoja against took an active
part. He worked in DAG in the political organizations, in the groups
of free shooters and wherever the party sent him. Blagoja joined the
battle with his whole family. His 16-year-old son - Vasil Petsov - served
as a courier in the 18th brigade and in October 1948 he died heroically.
Blagoja fell as a free shooter on 16 April 1949 in the Ajtosh peaks.
An announcement made on 2 May 1949 said "Blagoja Petsov completed his
mission with dignity, perseverance and heroism. His energy has become
an example for his comrades in battle." With the same announcement,
Blagoja was awarded a medal for outstanding intelligence record.
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters