We had a feeling we had nothing to do with that. However, a soldier has to listen to orders and he wants to survive
Ján Boďa, born on November 20, 1956 in Martin, was accepted to Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava in 1975 as a student of Physics. After the successful completion of his studies in 1980, based on a draft card as a university graduate, he had to enroll at the compulsory military service in Benešov. He became the platoon commander and in December 1980 he took part in an action of the Czechoslovak People´s Army marked as „Krkonoše“, which was aimed against Poland. At last, the soldiers retired and also Ján Boďa and returned with his unit back to military quarters. However, he was aware of the tense international situation even in the following year of 1981, as the troops had enhanced combat readiness. He was dismissed from the service into civilian life at the end of August 1981.