Argentina's Human Rights Secretariat announced on Tuesday that the remains of another Argentine unknown combatant, buried in the Falkland Islands have been identified making him the 102nd successful case. Corporal Mateo Antonio Sbert, was born in the province of Buenos Aires in 1949, and fell on 31 May 1982, during the South Atlantic conflict, in combat against British commandos at Top Malo House. He belonged to the Engineers Corps and was a Geographic Service graduate.
Argentina's Human Rights Secretary announced on Tuesday the full name of the 100th combatant fallen during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and whose remains are buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands, where for over 36 years they remained unidentified with only a white cross and a black marble tombstone reading, “Argentine soldier, only known to God”.
Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie and British Ambassador Mark Kent attended on Sunday evening the San Martin Theatre for the last performance of Mined Field, a project written and directed by Lola Arias and which brings together six Argentine and British veterans from the South Atlantic conflict.
The remains of two more Argentine conscripts who lost their lives during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict and are buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands have been identified, according to the Human Rights Secretariat Office in Buenos Aires. This brings the total number of identified soldiers, previously only marked as “Argentine soldier, only known to God”, to 99.
The 97th Argentine combatant, whose remains are buried as an unknown soldier at the Argentine military cemetery, Falkland Islands, has been identified, according to the official announcement, on Friday, from the Argentine Human Rights Secretariat.
In a solemn ceremony on Tuesday the Argentine Senate distinguished the several participants in the recent identification process of the combatants buried in the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin.
British ambassador in Buenos Aires Mark Kent underlined how much Argentine/UK relations have advanced lately and in a brief speech mentioned football, artificial intelligence and Falklands/Malvinas, areas in which so much is shared by the two countries and how good will and humanitarian values can bring people together and overcome minor interests.
Families of Argentine soldiers killed in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Britain have paid homage to a former British army officer who helped recover and rebury with dignity and precision their loved ones in a Falkland Islands cemetery, which would become the Argentine military cemetery or memorial.
The Argentine government reported on Wednesday that is had concluded the relatives notification round of the recently identified combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery in the Falkland Islands, and which apparently total 89, one more than originally announced.
The trip of the relatives from the now identified 88 Argentine combatants buried at Darwin Cemetery, will be arriving to the Falkland Islands in three aircraft on 26th March at 09;30, and will be leaving by 16:00 hours of the same Monday, according to reports in the Argentine media. The Argentine-Armenian businessman Eduardo Eurnekian, who in 2004 paid for the Argentine Memorial at Darwin, will be financing the operation.