Stožec, Jihočeský kraj.
Czechy ,384 51
Location in relation to the surroundings
The memorial is close to the site where the Czechoslovak Border Guard and group of Josef Hasil shooting took place. During the incident the Border Guard soldier Radouš Kočí was shot to death and another soldier František Háva was heavily injured. Josef Hasil sucesfully escaped to Bavaria. During the next attempt to cross the border his brother Bohumil Hasil was shot to death. During the trials the Communist regime sentenced 96 people.
Text of the inscription
On the memorial is the inscription in the Czech language:
Zde padl při ochraně státní hranice / ml. stržm. SNB RUDOUŠ KOČÍ / *14.2.1930 †7.12.1949 / ČEST JEHO PAMÁTCE
(Here he fell to protect the state border sergeant Natonal Security Corps Rudouš Kočí *14.2.1930 †7.12.1949 / Honor of his memory)
The memorial consist of granite stone on which the black plate with the inscription. The dimension is approx 1 m x 0,5 m
The circumstances of unveiling
The memorial was unveiled during the communist period as the glorification of the member of the Border Guard soldier, who was killed during the shooting incident with the group of CIC courier Josef Hasil on 7 December 1949.
The members of the Club of the Czech Frontier (NGO), some of them former members of the Communist Border Guard, organise commemoration events here. The district cuncil of the Club is named after Radouš Kočí. The plase is also visited by the people who are interested in biography of successful courier Josef Hasil. Since half of the 1950t`s Hasil lives in the USA.