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« Одговор #20 послато: Април 19, 2020, 10:39:32 поподне »
The New England Patriots used the 77th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on former Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich, because the physical edge defender knows how to get into the backfield.

But he also has some pretty great, hair, too.

Which didn’t go unnoticed by Nick Caserio, the director of player personnel for the New England Patriots, who had some fun with the hair while speaking to reporters shortly after making the third-round pick.

Caserio and the Patriots, who picked a WR in the first round for the first time under Bill Belichick, are looking forward to getting to work with Winovich.
https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/04/nfl-draft-patriots-chase-winovich-hair
NFL draft results: Patriots select DE Chase Winovich with the 77th pick

https://www.b92.net/sport/ekipni/football.php?yyyy=2019&mm=04&dd=27&nav_id=1535484

My very very distant relation to "fame!"  I have him as my DNA match via ancestry.com.  I believe he is a "double" match through his Winovich and Zubasic family to my father's family. 

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« Одговор #21 послато: Април 19, 2020, 10:58:28 поподне »
Colonel Mitchell Paige (Serbian: Михајло Пејић, Mihajlo Pejić[1]) (August 31, 1918 – November 15, 2003) was a United States Marine and a recipient of the Medal of Honor from World War II. He received this, the highest military honor awarded by the United States of America, for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on October 26, 1942, where, after all of the other Marines in his platoon were killed or wounded, he operated four machine guns, singlehandedly stopping an entire Japanese regiment.
Paige was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. His parents were ethnic Serbs, immigrants from the Herzegovina, originally surnamed Pejić.[2] His mother kept him and his brother in touch with their roots, reminding them of the Battle of Kosovo, but also told them to be proud Americans.[2] His family later moved to the Camden Hills neighborhood of West Mifflin. He graduated from McKeesport High School before enlisting in the US Marines.
In addition to receiving the Medal of Honor, he was also an Eagle Scout and had a G.I. Joe action figure designed in his likeness.[6]

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« Одговор #22 послато: Април 20, 2020, 04:13:40 пре подне »
Thanks, Michelle.  I see that middle school in La Quinta, CA, USA is named after him.

Mihajlo Pejić also has his Gen.com site.
https://www.geni.com/people/Colonel-Mitchell-Paige-U-S-M-C-Peji%C4%87/6000000014874998811

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« Одговор #23 послато: Мај 24, 2020, 06:21:29 поподне »
Another celebrated Serbian American - Iron Mike Mervosh.  His parents immigrated to America in the early 1900's to the Pittsburgh PA area. 

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/about-us/notes-museum/iron-mike-mervosh

Mike held the record for longest-serving SNCO (Staff Non-Commissioned Officer) in all services: 19 ½ years. A sought-after speaker, his name graces a large lounge at the Camp Pendleton social center (PVEC) where his memorabilia line the walls and glass cases. His dress blues sit with all of his medals (three Purple Hearts) at the end of the bar.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his family insisted he finished high school before signing up. A fierce competitor in football and boxing, he became the head of his unit on Iwo Jima more than once after senior officers were killed or severely injured. When he received some shrapnel on Iwo and was given morphine, he wiped the M (morphine) off his forehead and ran back to his 4th Marine unit trying to take the airfield to avoid being sent to a hospital ship.

Mike's message was that the battle should never be forgotten. While it serves as the iconic image of the USMC and the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington, Virginia, Mervosh declared often: "Every man who fought on that island raised that flag!!!"  (In his case, the smoke made it difficult to see but he almost died when he tried to see it as a bullet whizzed by and another struck his rear.)

Mervosh went on to Korea where his only brother Milan (USMC) died, then Vietnam, providing inspiration to Marines. He finally retired at a Honolulu post and purchased his first home (1977) in Oceanside for his wife and daughter where he quietly passed.

He was buried at Mission San Luis Rey cemetery next to his wife of 54 years on Nov. 10, the USMC birthday.

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« Одговор #24 послато: Мај 24, 2020, 08:46:03 поподне »
Based on spelling, Mike's original family name was most likely Mrvoš (Mrvosh). In US emigration records, the village of Tuk (near Karlovac-Lika county borders in Croatia) and declaration of Serbian nationality are the most often listed with family name Mrvoš-Mervosh.

I see similar information here.  https://actacroatica.com/en/surname/Mrvo%C5%A1/

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« Одговор #25 послато: Мај 24, 2020, 10:18:57 поподне »
You are correct...many original names were lost in translation when immigrating.   I am distantly related to Mike and am in contact with his nephew.  I believe that Mike's dad was Djuro/Gjuro and I see some documents their origin was Delnice. 

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« Одговор #26 послато: Децембар 30, 2020, 07:09:29 пре подне »
Peter Press Maravich (Serbian Cyrillic: Пит Маравић; June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988), known by his nickname Pistol Pete, was an American professional basketball player. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in basketball history. More than 40 years later, however, many of his NCAA (USA Athletic association) and LSU (Louisiana State University) records still stand. Maravich was a three-time All-American and he is still the all-time leading NCAA scorer, averaging a staggering 44.2 points per game, without the benefit of a 3-point shot line (introduced later). Pete played for three National Basketball Association (NBA) teams until injuries forced his retirement in 1980 following a ten-year professional career.

https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Pete_Maravich

“Pistol Pete” was born to parents Peter "Press" Maravich (1915–1987) and Helen Gravor Maravich (1925–1974) in Aliquippa, a steel town in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh (USA).

Pistol Pete’s father, Petar "Press" Maravich (August 29, 1915 – April 15, 1987), was an American college and professional basketball coach. He received the nickname "Press" as a boy, when one of his jobs was selling the Pittsburgh Press newspaper on the streets of his hometown of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, an industrial city outside of Pittsburgh. Maravich, Sr. also served in the United States Naval Air Corps during World War II.
With its surroundings, Pittsburgh has the second-largest concentration of Americans of Serbian origin.  Only second to Chicago.

Petar Maravich was the son of Serb immigrants Vajo and Sara (née Radulović) from Drežnica, a village near Ogulin in Lika (modern-day Croatia). After college, he played professional basketball with the Youngstown Bears (1945–1946) of the National Basketball League, and the Pittsburgh Ironmen (1946–1947) of the Basketball Association of America. Despite a long career as a coach, Maravich may best be remembered as "Pistol Pete" Maravich's father.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_Maravich

Petar spoke the Serbian language with his son “Pistol Pete” even though both were US-born. Furthermore, on several occasions Pistol Pete declared himself as of Serbian origin.

Pistol Pete was, in fact, his father's vision, built to the old man's exacting specifications. Press Maravich was a Serb. Ideas and language occurred to him in the mother tongue, and so one imagines him speaking to Pistol (yes, that's what he called him, too) as a father addressing his son in an old Serbian song: “Čuj me sine oči moje, Čuvaj ono što je tvoje ... Listen to me, eyes of mine, guard that which is thine ...”

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/books/chapters/0211-1st-krie.html

It is so strange to read Serbian sentences in the most reputable American newspaper (and it is not related to courtside grumbling by Novak Djoković to rude fans on US Open tennis tournament).

Pistol Pete’s mother, also US-born Helen (Gravor) Maravich, may also have some Ex-YU DNA. Her grandparents on her father’s side were Peter Gravor and Helen Kernich also from Pennsylvania. I am not sure about the origin of the Gravor family name (looks changed on arrival to the USA). Kernich has several records in the USA Census in the 1940s (FamilySearch) all pointing to birth in Serbia and Yugoslavia for 1877-1899 period.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?q.surname=kernich&q.givenName.1=Helen&q.givenName.require.1=off&count=20&offset=0&m.defaultFacets=on&m.queryRequireDefault=on&m.facetNestCollectionInCategory=on

FamilySearch has several records on Maravić from Draženica. If someone has more information on Maravić and Radulović family name from Drežnica-Ogulin (Lika) or Kernich (not sure of original spelling) family, please comment (in Serbian or English language).

On January 5, 1988, Pistol Pete collapsed and died of heart failure at age 40 while playing in a pickup basketball game. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a rare congenital defect. This all-time leading NCAA scorer and a three-time All-American basketball player had been born with a missing left coronary artery, a vessel that supplies blood to the muscle fibers of the heart. His right coronary artery was grossly enlarged and had been compensating for the defect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Maravich

Wow, these all-time basketball records now look even brighter in the light of Pistol Pete's great medical handicap!

To “steel city” fans and all basketball historians, Pistol Pete is a legend. Please see father and son in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  The second link is about comments from Bill Walton (TV commentator who played against Pistol Pete in NBA) on YouTube.

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/joe-starkey/2018/03/15/pete-maravich-lsu-basketball-press-aliquippa-western-pennsylvania/stories/201803150056

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« Одговор #27 послато: Децембар 30, 2020, 07:18:57 пре подне »
Review of his NBA career. 
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« Одговор #28 послато: Август 08, 2021, 11:47:19 поподне »
Lavinia Miloșovici "Milo" (Lavinija Milošević) is one of the famous Romanian gymnasts winning 6 Olympic medals (1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta). She was born in a family with Serbian roots from Lugoj (Temish county, East Banat region). Her mother, Ildiko, was a competitive volleyball player, while her father, Tanasije (Tănase), was a national team wrestler. Born on October 21, 1976, Milo began gymnastics in her hometown of Lugoj. In 1983, Milo's father enrolled her in gymnastics in a desperate attempt to minimize her jumping off their living room fireplace. Milo's talent was recognized very quickly, and at her coach's suggestion, she moved to Deva.

In addition to her Olympic success, Lavinia "Milo" won several World and European gymnastics champions medals in the 1990s. Milo retired in 1997 from competing. Many of Romania's gymnasts and coaches left for the USA, but Milo stayed close to her Lugoj community and helping grow new talent in gymnastics. Today, she has residences in Temisuar and Lugoj.

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« Одговор #29 послато: Фебруар 01, 2022, 05:29:38 пре подне »
Mikhail Andreyevich Miloradovich (Russian: Михаи́л Андре́евич Милора́дович, Serbian: Михаил Андрејевић Милорадовић; Mihail Andrejević Miloradović)), Russian military man and politician, member of the State Council of the Russian Empire, born in St. Petersburg on 12 October of 1771. Mikhail Miloradovich was the son of Major General Andrei Miloradovich (1726–1798). The Miloradovichs descended from an Orthodox Serbian noble family and a katun clan from Hum, in present-day Herzegovina.

Miloradovich was educated in the universities of Göttingen and Königsberg, where he studied fortification and artillery. He also studied in Strasbourg and Metz. In 1788-90 Miloradovich participated in the Russian-Swedish war. In 1798 he was promoted to major general and appointed chief of Absheron Musketeer Regiment. An important role in his development as a military commander played his part in the Italian and Swiss campaigns led by Alexander Suvorov in 1799. In the battle of Novi the troops under the command of M. Miloradovich and P. Bagration made ​​a decisive contribution to victory, defeating the French forces which defended the center position. The blow of   Miloradovich’s detachment predestined defeat of French forces defending approaches to the Gotthard Pass near the Lake Ober Alp. For campaigns of 1799 Miloradovich was awarded the Order of St. Anne, 1st class, of St. Alexander Nevsky and the Order of Malta. ???
https://en.topwar.ru/17120-zabytyy-general-gubernator-graf-mihail-andreevich-miloradovich.html

At the beginning of Russian-Turkish war of 1806-12, Miloradovich, leading a corps, crossed the Dniester, entered into the Danubian principalities, and, having seized Bucharest, rescued Wallachia from ruin. Continuing his service in the Moldavian army led by I. Michelson, Miloradovich distinguished himself at Turbat and Obileshti and was awarded a gold sword with the inscription "For bravery and rescue of Bucharest." In 1809, for the battle of Rassevat, he was promoted to general of infantry, having become a full general at the age of 38.  :o

After the Treaty of Fontainebleau Alexander appointed Miloradovich commander of the Russian Imperial Guard; in 1818 Miloradovich became Governor of Saint Petersburg, assuming command of all the troops, police, and civil administration of the imperial capital. As chief of police, Miloradovich controlled political surveillance and investigation in Saint Petersburg, but the events of 1825 demonstrated that he ultimately failed to respond to the real threat: he dismissed the evidence against the Decembrists, saying "It's all stuff; leave these young blockheads alone to read to each other their trash of miserable verses."

Alexander Herzen who met Miloradovich in early childhood and fondly remembered him as a storyteller "with the greatest vivacity, with lively mimicry, with roars of laughter" ridiculed Miloradovich as an administrator yet called him "a warrior poet who understood poetry ... grand things are done by great means." Herzen's memoirs provide a number of anecdotes about Miloradovich the administrator.

In 1820 Miloradovich interrogated Alexander Pushkin on suspicion of political propaganda. Pushkin said that he burned his "contraband poems" and recited some from memory. Miloradovich said "Ah, c'est chevaleresque", (Translation from French: "Ah, it's chivalrous") dismissed the charges, and sent Pushkin on a well-paid tour of the south.  ;D
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Miloradovich

The Serbian genus of Miloradovich, descended from Herzegovina, moved to Russia at the same time as the associate of Peter the Great, Count Sava Lukić Vladislavich-Raguzinsky. Mikhail was from the family of Cossack "starshyna" and Russian nobility of Serbian origin. The progenitor was a 17th-century Herzegovinian, Rodovan (or Radoje) Miloradović. His grandsons, Mihajlo, Gavrilo, and Aleksandar Miloradovich, went over to the Russian side during the Russo-Turkish War of 1711, and Peter I rewarded them with high posts and estates in Left-Bank Ukraine. Mihajlo (d 25 September 1726) served as colonel of Hadiach regiment (1715–26) and signed the Kolomak Petitions of 1723. Gavrilo (d 1730) succeeded him as colonel (1727–9). Several lines of the Myloradovych family stemmed from the three brothers and included many Ukrainian and Russian statesmen, military leaders, and cultural figures.
http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/display.asp?linkpath=pages%5CM%5CY%5CMyloradovych.htm
https://histrf.ru/read/biographies/miloradovich-mikhail-andrieievich
https://www.prlib.ru/en/history/619623



What Y-DNA haplogroup are Miloradovich/ Милорадович? Које хаплогрупе су ови Милорадовић ?  :-\
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