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[Petkute ​​Irene was born in 1932. Šilalė district. Laukuva sen. Swan village. While still a high school Laukuva (buv.gimnazijos) student of his first poems Vilnelė, Neringa pen names passed to the underground press. In collaboration partisan press IrenaPetkutė 1952. successfully completed high school, started as a teacher in the school Medingėnai (Plunge district.). In the autumn of the MGB learned about I.Petkutės contacts with the underground press. The girl was interrogated, forced to be agent-traitor.

In 1952. December. it came with the partisans in NewYork District Headquarters bunker, which was installed in the village Putvinskiai (Šilalė district.) John Gečas homestead.

Here, the district headquarters, she began editing the newspaper "Voice of Freedom". It was strong, with real knowledge NewYork County newspaper with a literary supplement "fights for freedom path.

In 1953. August 27. the District Commander Vlad MONTVYDAS-Zemaitis and his Adjutant-Bronius Alūzo Bedale death, recruited through agents tracked down bin Gečas homestead. After the raid punisher managed to find shelter. There, former guerrillas, German nationality Gerhard Nicponui and Irene Petkute-memorial was ordered to surrender. The first got their hands raised German, but Irene did not ...

Starting shot rang out. Chekists threw a gas grenade at the bunker and found a hard-to-head injured, unconscious Irena Petkute. She rushed to the hospital Tent, where in 1953. August 28. about 19 hours. died.

Chekist stems from the Act states that her body in 1953. August 30. about 23 hours buried near Varniai MVD yard. Before the dead body was desecrated: Losing to Varniai stribyno barn. Born after the recognition Petkus NKVD asked: "Do you recognize?"

"No father, I would have to nepažinčiau your child," came the answer. Upon request, the total buried the only daughter of the body, NKVD men retorted: "Neužsitarnavo!" ..

Though thy grave and unknown, rest in peace, freedom Samogitia nightingale ...

Headstone celebration Putvinskiai village. Language Rupsyte. Photo by A. Ivinskis stone memorial celebration Putvinskiai village. Post. Photo by A. Ivinskis Irene Giedraitienė

Who are we?

Watered raudom, satiate suffering With love immortal and eternal vengeance We have come along over the fields we go by night, We're going sternly dejuojančiu edge.

We are just taking off from where the bloody land. Do not ask what we are. We - the freedom and fight! PAST everywhere as the echo of the song Bless and celebrate - Mother Lithuania.

But do not cry mom dying sister Ane ... Nobody grave nesupils and builds our cross. Pillows will remain in a difficult field stone And covered in a layer - bloody street paving.

1953, Neringa](

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