Status Report: RIP General Končický, 1925-2015
It is with heavy heart that I must inform you that one of the Czechoslovak tanking legends, General Mikuláš Končický, passed away on Sunday at the age of 90.
General Končický was born in 1925 in Volyn. He enlisted in the Czechoslovak army in exile (Russia) in 1944 and became one of the best tank commanders of the unit, participating in the battle of Dukla pass and the liberation of Ostrava. After the war, he became a prominent commander and the author of many Czechoslovak tank unit tactics. In 1968 he was forcibly retired after expressing disagreement with the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Russian forces. In 2011, he was awarded with the highest Czech state order, the Order of the White Lion for his contribution to the liberation of Czechoslovakia.
Rest in peace.