In memoriam: DUSAN VLAICIC

UMRO JE DUSKO VLAINCIC - Mnogi Banjalucani su poznavali, druzili se i voljeli Duska, pogotovo su ga znali po dobru. Tokom agresije na Bosnu i Hercegovinu (92-95), iako Srbin, bio je izvodjen na strijeljanje jer mu je zena bila Hrvatica (Srebrenka), a jos (po nesreci) imao je i psa i nesretne rase, "hrvatskog ovcara". "Sunarodnjaci" su mu prijetili stalno da ce ga strijeljati, jer su mu jos i svi prijatelji bili, u gradu na Vrbasu, Bosnjaci, s kojima se rado druzio u "Tri Fenjera", "Sklonistu" i jos mnogim drugim mjestima "rezervisanim" uglavnom za "gradsku raju"...
Nazalost, nedavno se tragicno zavrsila jedna tuzna zivotna prica zaljubljenika u Vrbas, Banja Luku i svoju Bosnu i Hrecegovinu. Mi, njegovi prijatelji, razasuti diljem svijeta, s iznenadjenjem i bolom u srcu primili smo ovu tragicnu vijest, ali cemo se dugo sjecati nasega dragog Duska.


U povodu smrti Banjalucanina Dusana Vlaicica odrzan je komemorativnom susret u Indianapolisu. Tamo su mnogi pridosli saznali da je stvarni uzrok smrti bio trovanje ugljicnim monoksidom. Pozar je poceo na instalacijama u potkrovlju, tako da se dimni alarmi nisu ukljucili.
Dirljiv govor odrzao je Muharem Ridzal, profesor sa Masinskog fakulteta u Banja Luci (supruga Nade Ridzal, profesorice sa banjalucke Gimnazije).

Evo Ridzalovog govora u cijelosti (na engleskom jeziku):

Dear friends,
How to say final farewell to the friends, the friends you know for more than 40 years? How to put the whole life into a few snapshots?
I will remember Dusko as a young, good-looking boy sitting in the same high school class in our hometown Banja Luka in 1961.
I will remember him trying to become an artist drawing his first sketchs visiting me during my college time.
I will remember him, an artist, trying to make his first money as a postal worker in seventies.
I will remember Srebrenka, nice young lady and his arm on her shoulder walking doen the street. A young couple starting new life together.
I will remember happy days when Matija was born
There is picture that will never fade-Dusko on the left hugging Srebrenka holding Matija's hand and their dog Ara-happy family of four going almost every day to the banks of the hometown river Vrbas.
I will remember Srebrenka as a young teacher and her friends meeting each other on the same co! rner, the same time every day going to a school to teach new young generations.
And then the Bosnian War started. Early nineties. Our hometown became our enemy.
Saving our lives, Vlainic family became first Bosnian refugee family in Indianapolis and my family went to Germany as many others.
I will remember lang letters from Indianapolis encouraging me and my family to come here and try and start over. It was a rainy day in February 1997. Srebrenka with the W-------- waiting for us at the airport. That night we shared their apartment happy together wondering how to start next day. The next day came and passed as many days after. Both families struggling with new life, new culture, but making progress.
I will remember Dusko and Srebrenka helping new refugees coming into the town, open heart and supporting every single day.
And suddenly, the tragedy. There are no words to describe tragedy I have seen in their eyes-Matija the only child died.
And now the final! tragedy.
My dearest friends, thank you for all moments we shared.< BR>Good-bye, my friends, don't worry, we will be lonesome for a while but I know you will be waiting for us on the banks of the river Vrbas.
Good-bye, my friends. Rest in peace.


[ NAZAD ]