George Vujnovich

Date of Death: April 24, 2012
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George Vujnovich, a former U.S. Army major and New York City businessman, died peacefully at home in Jackson Heights, New York, on April 24, 2012. Son of Serbian immigrant parents, George was born in Pittsburgh on May 31, 1915. He graduated from high school in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and received a scholarship to study at theContinue Reading

Milana(Mim) Karlo Bizic left a message on April 25, 2012:
Deepest sympathies to the relatives and friends of our dear George Vujnovich! He was a hero to me many times over.... these are the words I hope the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will include in their special obituary tribute to his incredible deeds. "He was great by choice, but humble. We were lucky to have him for so long to continue to guide us as an exemplary role model. He had the intelligence, courage, drive, and willingness to take a stand. There's an old proverb that says, 'If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.' With his 'can do' mind set, he had a vision that others didn't see and made the rescue of over 500 U.S. airmen happen. Like a wizard alchemist, he forged the believers and the naysayers together into a team and turned an extremely dangerous situation into gold (Freedom). He did exceptional service for our country. "Personally, I will never forget how he traveled from his apartment in New York to Washington, DC via a taxi, the train, and taxi again to the House of Representatives hall for an important Congressional caucus for the Serbian people, all the while in a wheelchair at 93 then! He's a hero to me many times over!" Memory Eternal! Like Gregory Freeman says, "Gone, but never forgotten."
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