Relatives of six gendarmes who fell in the Malvinas war travel to the Islands today

They are parents and brothers of heroes; Ricardo Julius Sanchez, William Nasif, Marciano Veron, Carlos Misael Pereyra, Victor Samuel Guerrero and Juan Carlos Treppo.

9 de September de 2023 09:25

They flew on an Air Force plane to Río Gallegos and from there they will board the regular flight from Latam to Malvinas.

This Saturday, September 9, a group of relatives of heroes who fell in the South Atlantic Conflict will travel to the Malvinas Islands in a trip coordinated by the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

They are direct relatives of the gendarmes: First Ensign Ricardo Julio Sánchez, Subalférez Guillermo Nasif, First Corporal Marciano Verón, First Corporal Carlos Misael Pereyra, First Corporal Víctor Samuel Guerrero and Gendarme Juan Carlos Treppo , all members of the Argentine National Gendarmerie, who fell together on May 30, 1982 in a Puma Helicopter shot down by British forces in Mount Kent, when they were supplying Argentine troops.

His remains were buried in a common grave in Darwin Cemetery, and identified in 2021 within the framework of the Second Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH2) , agreed with the United Kingdom and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Along with the relatives of For the fallen, an interdisciplinary team travels that will provide them with assistance and accompaniment during the trip.

With the same humanitarian perspective as the first phase that began in 2012, the PPH2 aimed to achieve the correct identification of tomb C.1.10 of the Darwin Cemetery to provide answers to families who wanted to identify their loved ones and know the exact place to honor them.

In this way, the Argentine State complies with the obligations derived from International Humanitarian Law, particularly those assumed within the framework of the Second Plan agreed with the United Kingdom and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the commitment assumed with the families at the beginning. of the humanitarian project, to facilitate a visit to the islands at the first opportunity after positive identification has been achieved.

The relatives were accompanied to Río Gallegos, on a special flight of the Argentine Air Force and the Presidency of the Nation, by the Secretary of Justice of the Nation, Juan Martín Mena and the Secretary of Malvinas of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, Guillermo Carmona . There they will board the regular Latam flight, from Punta Arenas to the Islands; which once a month stops in Río Gallegos.

The relatives will remain in the Malvinas Islands for a week. “It is in the interest of the Argentine Government to continue facilitating family visits to the Darwin Cemetery in the future,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Since the beginning of the project, in 2012, 121 national heroes were identified.


By Agenda Malvinas


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