Monday, April 26, 2010

Guard saves little Prince

April 26, 1930

One of King Alexander of Yugoslavia's "gigantic guardsmen" recently received an "indefinite leave of absence" and a reward of $1,000 for having "quite inadvertently saved the life of 2-year-old Prince Tomislav," who is the second son of the king, reports the New York Times.
Prince Tomislav was playing in his mother, Queen Marie's apartments on the second floor of the palace, when "suddenly he fell from a window."  A sentry, who was passing "at the moment," received the "full weight of the child on his shoulders."  Little Tomislav clutched the guard around the neck, and "slid to the ground unhurt."  The "burly guardsman" was, however, "knocked unconscious and crumpled to the ground."

1 comment:

John Tomsich said...

That was my father "Ivan Tomsic" born August 18, 1904. He passed away March 3, 1990 in Bellbrook, Ohio. He immigrated to the US in 1929 coming through Ellis Island. I have a picture of him with two medals he also won. The date however was sometime in the mid 1920's. My father was one of King Alexander's guards.

John Tomsich, his son Mason, Ohio