Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Captian Zakis


Eduardas Zakis was born 20 April 1904 in Krasniskiu village, Birzai. He attended the Zemelis school and in 1923 enrolled in the Military school. On 7th September, Eduardas was promoted to Lieutenant.

1927 09 30 Completed the physical education courses at the Senior Officers of DLK Vytautas.

1928 02 22 Assigned to a squadron as an officer.

1928 11 23 promoted to Chief First Lieutenant.

1930 04 30 appointed to the regiment of physical training as Assistant Manager.

1931 11 14 moved to 3rd Squadron.

1931 12 15 Regiment of Education appointed an Assistant Manager.

1933 01 08 sent to courses, appointed to the Sixth squadron.

1933 09 25 severely injured in a bomb explosion.

1933 10 09 graduated from the Weapons of air intelligence course.

1935 01 18 appointed liaison team chief officer.

October 1935 moved to the Third Cavalry Regiment, designated as Engineering Squadron commander.

1935 10 24 passed exams to gain a higher degree, promoted to Captain.

1939 10 13 - 10 28 participated in the march in Vilnius.

During the Soviet Union occupation of Lithuania in 1940 he was dismissed from the army. Towards the end of the war, he moved to the West. He arrived in Australia with his wife Aldona in May 1949 and settled in Adelaide.

He was awarded:

DLK Grade 4 Order of Gediminas (1938)

Lithuanian Independence Medal (1928).

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