I heard Davidovich is Serbian, Serbedzija, I only know he was born in Croatia; He looks exactly like my Serbian Brother-in-law! Malkovich - I think Croatian. Peter Bogdanovich is Serbian and Steve Tesich who wrote "Breaking Away" - a highly acclaimed story and movie. Its hard to tell what a person's ethnc background is from reading the books. They use the country of birth. For example, if I were born in China, they would say I am Chinese! PS - See also my next post.
I cannot remember who the internet source was for this:
PROUD TO BE A SERB
Nikola Tesla, the son of a Serbian Orthodox priest was a pioneer of the radio, inventor of alternating current that made possible the generation and transmission of electricity at Niagara Falls--one of the major factors of the industrial revolution in America. Tesla's patent 100 years ago on radio-guided robots made possible our space exploration and the success of the current robot on Mars. He also invented the fluorescent light bulb. He electrically lit the first Broadway show at The Wintergarden Theatre. Considered a less-educated Serb (at the time), Tesla is certainly among the foremost contributors to 20th century scientific progress. Numerous other Serbs have made their contributions: Mihajlo Pupin, author, physicist, inventor, Pulitzer recipient--a building at Columbia University is named in his honor. Mileva Maric, the mother of Einstein's children and a mathematician now being credited for her influence in Einstein's important work .(See Andrea Gabor, Einstein's Wife, NY, 1995, p. XII and pp.3-32) A building at the US Air force academy in Colorado Springs is named for Lance Sijan, A Serb--for his bravery in Vietnam. He was the first Air Force graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. The book, "Into the Mouth of the Cat" was written about this brave American-Serb who shared a prison with senator John McCain of Arizona, the same senator who refuses to acknowledge the sacrifices of the Serbian people in WWII and who remained silent when a Serbian Church in his home state was desecrated with swastikas and filthy words on August 9, 1996. As early as 1905, a young Serbian American from the south side of Chicago, Rade Grba, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by the United States for his heroic actions in the Navy. There are 8 Serbian Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. The first person in US history to receive 2 congressional medals was Lou Cukelja--he also received the highest decorations given by France, Belgium and Serbia. There are hundreds of Serbian Purple Heart recipients. Serbian-Americans can be proud of the youngest Two-Star general in the American army, Rudy Ostovich, III and Two-star General, Mel Vojvodich. Ed Radkovich headed Air Force Intelligence in Europe and Brigadier General George Karamarkovic the US Marine Corp. The US Military also includes Admiral Stevan Mandaric and Col Mitchell Page, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient--Admiral Milton Alexich of the Navy. Vern Pupich was the test pilot of the DC3 before WWII. The NASA space program is replete with Serbian engineers and scientists. Thirteen top executives in the Apollo space program were Serbs. After the Apollo disaster, the new escape hatch was redesigned by Danilo Bojic. Mike Vucelic was the project manager for Apollo and received the Freedom Award for his work. Dragisha (Gish) Jovanovich was the designer and inventor of the gyrocopter. Velco Gasic designed the T38, the first sophisticated trainer aircraft and the F5. He was responsible for the B-2 and was an executive vice president of Northrop. Two Serbian Americans recieved a Pulitzer prize. Walter Bogdanich, born and raised in Gary, Indiana, won his Pulitzer prize in journalism at the Wall Street Journal in 1988 for his series of articles on medical fraud in laboratory practices and Kim Komenich won his Pulitzer for photography in 1987. Dr. Charles Simic, Belgrade-born professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, won his Pulitzer for poetry in 1990. Ivo Andric is the only Serbian and only person from the former state of "Yugoslavia" to receive the Nobel prize, which was awarded for his book "Bridge Over the River Drina." Descendant of Catherine the Great of Russia, Princess Elizabeth Karadjordjevic, the daughter of Prince Paul, Regent of Yugoslavia, heads the princess Elizabeth Foundation in NY . Her daughter, Catherine Oxenberg, is widely known for her work in American television. The Honorable Branko Terzic was Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner , appointed by President George Bush. Mladen Sekulovic known to the world as Karl Malden, is the recipient of the Academy Award (Oscar) for his performance in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and an Emmy for his role in "Fatal Vision." He was the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 - 1992. Lolita Davidovich, Peter Bogdanovich, and Rick Rossovich add their talents to the American cinema. Screen writer Steve Tesich was an Academy Award recipient and John Vivian received fame as TV's 'Mr.Lucky', Natalija Nogulich won our hearts on Broadway with Jason Robards in 'The Iceman Cometh'--Ms. Nogulich is also known for her appearances in numerous television plays and films. Mark Malkovich, III, known by music lovers as the director of the prestigious Newport Music Festival, is also known by hockey lovers as the founder of the American/Canadian National Hockey League. In the field of medicine, Dr. Ninoslav Radovanovic is recognized as one of the world's leading cardiovascular surgeons. Rose Ann Vuich was the first female ever elected to the State Senate in California in 1973. Having broken the gender barrier, a freeway in California was named in her honor. Desa Mamula was the first Serbian female attorney in the United States in the 1940's. Helen Delich Bentley served 10 years in Congress, representing the state of Maryland. Ralph Vinovic was the chief of staff for the respected late Senator Dirksen. Today, John Vinich is the senator for Wyoming and Rod Blagojevich a Congressman from Illinois. In the US Federal District Court, in Chicago there is Judge George Marovich, and in the 2nd Judicial District Court in Nevada, there is Steve Kosach. George Zenovich is a Superior Court judge in California and George Chanak was a Supreme Court judge for the state of Minnesota. William Jovanovich, the single most famous name in American publishing became president and CEO of Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich, one of America's most prominent publishing firms. Wiliam Salatich became the president of Gillette Corp. George Perunici was the former chairman of American Express. Michael Bozich was the former head of the merchandising group as Sears. Alex Machaskee is the publisher of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Milan Puskar is president of Milan Labs, one of America's leading pharmaceutical firms. George B. Cavic is VP of Parke-Davis and Milan Panic is president and CEO of ICN Pharmaceuticals, became the prime minister of former Yugoslavia and heads a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical company with divisions in 5 countries. Dr. Alex Dragnich is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award for Distinguished Service to Vanderbilt University. He is the author of a dozen books on Yugoslav history and politics. Other Serbs who achieved prominence in Academia include Dr. Milorad Drachkovitch, Dr. Bogdan Maglich, molecular biologist was on the team of four who discovered the Omega Mezon. Dr. Vasa Mihailovich, Dr. Andrej Simic, Professor of Anthropology, USC, Dr. George V. Tomasevich, Emeritus Prof. of Anthropology-SUNY College), Dr. Stella Yaksich, Dr. Stephen Stepanchev,(Emeritus English Literature, Purdue and Queens College), Dr. Dimitrije Djordjevich, Emeritus Prof. History-UC, Santa Barbara, Dr. Radmila Gorup, Prof of Lingusistic-Columbia Univ, Dr. Sava Bosnitch, Prof. Political Science-Univ. New Brunswick, Dr. Svetozar Stojanovic, Univ.of Buffalo, Dr. Srdjan Trifkovic, Prof. History, Rose Hill College, Dr. Zarko Bilbija, Emeritus Prof., Univer of Chicago and Florida, Dr. Michael Mennard, US foreign Service-retired, PH.D. History, Georgetown Unv. Dr. Nenad M. Kostic, Iowa St. Univ. Research in DNA, Dr. Michael Petrovich, Dr. Wayne Vucinich, Emeritus Prof. History-Stanford, and Dr. Milos Velimirovic, Emeritus Prof. of music, Harvard and Univ. of VA. Dr. Henry Suzzalo was born in Herzegovina and was the president of the Carnegie Foundation on the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Dimitri Dimitrijevic was recognized for his major innovations as a psychiatrist and administrator in the treatment of mental illness in Illinois. In sports, Bora Milutinovich was the coach of the US Soccer team in the 1994 World Cup playoffs. George Glamack was a pioneer in professional basketball. He was recognized as the first all-time, all-American to play the sport. He was also the first three time all-American. Vlade Divac was known as the star center of the Los Angeles Lakers--who now claims his home with the Sacramento Kings, and known for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of children worldwide. Let us not forget Pistol Pete Maravich.....A Serbian legend whose all time college scoring record has yet to be broken. (and we aren't even considering the 3 point line) In football, Serbs play a major roll with such great athletes as Jim Nadich, Norm Bulaich, Pete Stojanovich, Ed Obradovich, Lazo 'Larry' Visnic, Jim Obradovich, Mike Mamula of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pete Lazetich. Sam Jankovich, the former general manager of the N.E. Patriots, was the athletic director at the University of Miami during the Hurricanes'; national championship.... In baseball there are such Serbian greats as Pete Vuckovich, the 1982 Cy Young Award winner. David Rajsich wears a world series ring earned pitching for the NY Yankees. Eli Grba, Nick Strincevich, Walt Dropo, John Vukovich, and Paul Popovich were outstanding in the field. Even in car racing, we remember Bill Vukovich, two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500--who was fondly known as the "Mad Russian", even though he was a Serb. Vel Miletich designed the cars for the Parnelli Jones racing team.
Basically I agree that many Slavs in America have assmiliated. And when they do take pride in their heritage, its largely culturally. But then again I guess thats the best way, since whenever Slavic-Americans do get involved in politics, they support policies that endanger our homelands.
Polish-Americans welcomed the fact that Poland supported Bush in the war in Iraq. Ukrainian-American/Canadians were instrumental in pro-Yuschenko campaigns.
They seem to like the fact of our motherlands becoming slaves to the corrupt West. In fairness, I dont think they're doing this out of malice, they've been seduced by the "American dream" and want to spread it to their motherlands.
Anyways.....I know that there were Polish generals in Washington's army, and many of the earliest settlers in Jamestown were Ukrainian. Slavs did help build America.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2005 14:08:36 GMT -5 by Boleslaw
"The Slavs like liberty; they cannot bear unlimited rulers, and are not easily brought to submission." --Emperor Mauriquius
The idea is pathetic, we are SLAVS, the largest white people, who have the most resourches, lands and people. WHY in GOD's name should we put ourselves on the same level as blacks? Just because some ignorant rednecks in usa don't know enough about us? Who cares what they know? They are stupid, and will remain stupid, heck they are ignorant about their own history, lets not confuse them any further, that would be sadistic. ;D
Slavic history isn't something we should try to show to the world, only when our economies grow strong will other people take interest without us trying to advertise our history. These things work themselves out, so don't sweat it.
Post by Slavictorious on Mar 2, 2005 19:14:59 GMT -5
MakedonskiSloven, you could not be more correct! This man does not know what it means to be Slavic. We know what racism is like, we expirienced it from the Germans and Turks and we expirienced it here in America even, when we first came in boat loads in the early 1900's.... Tsar Samuil is from Sweden, so I doubt he has a firm grasp on life in America to begin with....
"The idea is pathetic, we are SLAVS, the largest white people, who have the most resourches, lands and people. WHY in GOD's name should we put ourselves on the same level as blacks?"
- Are you serious? Do you think things like Black history month is a putdown? It's further elevating blacks into mainstream US society where past heroes like George Washington are fading and black heroes like MLK are shining.
"Just because some ignorant rednecks in usa don't know enough about us? Who cares what they know? They are stupid, and will remain stupid, heck they are ignorant about their own history, lets not confuse them any further, that would be sadistic."
- You should care what they know. They have got to realize the tremendous contributions Slavs like Tesla, Copernicus, Marie Curie, etc., have made to society.
"Slavic history isn't something we should try to show to the world, only when our economies grow strong will other people take interest without us trying to advertise our history. These things work themselves out, so don't sweat it."
- This is a bunch of BS! Why wait for this? I don't see Slavic economies making any great leaps any time soon. They have light years to go to even come close to the USA, Western Europe, etc. In the meantime, the Slavs are demonized and put down by western propagandists.
Czar Samuel, if you can't contribute positively, why be here at all?
Samuil is correct. There is no need to boast of your self, just keep quiet and do what you have to do.
IT IS ONLY FOR OUR SAKE THAT WE SHOULD KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ACHIEVED IN THE PAST, BECAUSE IT GIVES US INSPERATION TO LIVE UP TO OR EVEN SURPASS OUR PAST GLORIES. IT TEACHES AND AWAKENS OUR SPIRIT, WHICH IS CONSTANTLY BEEING BROKEN DOWN BY THE MEDIA, WHICH NEVER PRESENTS OUR ADVANCES, BUT ONLY OUR DOWNSIDES.
Once our people realise their potential, they will have the desire to succeed. As they do so, the world will notice us.
As for our economies, Russia is the perfect example of revival. If you do not accept the general stereotype, you will know what I am talking about.
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