Jani Tashov was born in the village of Marina, Voden region in 1919.
He took part in the national liberation struggle against the German
occupiers and because of that was followed by the reactionary forces.
Jani was forced along with other national fighters who were being followed
to escape to the mountains. When DAG was formed he joined its ranks
and served in a range of areas - Vermion, Kajmachkalan, Vich and others.
He took part in many battles and in the fire of battle he rose to the
rank of leading commissar. So that he could add to his military knowledge
he was sent to officer school at the Headquarters of DAG.
Jani fell on Vich at the locality "Glavata" on 17 October
1948. At the suggestion of the 103 brigade where he served, he was promoted
to lieutenant, posthumous hero.
From: For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom
For Sacred National Freedom: Portraits Of Fallen Freedom Fighters