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”.
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.
Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña honored all combatants fallen during the Falkland Islands conflict and laid a wreath at the crypt in London's St Paul Cathedral, which remembers the 1982 South Atlantic war.
The Argentine Human Rights Secretary announced on Monday the name of another Argentine soldier fallen during the Falklands conflict and buried at the Argentine military cemetery at Darwin, taking the number of identified remains to 92.
Argentine cabinet chief Marcos Peña arrived on Sunday in London for a two-day full agenda beginning Monday, with a round of ministerial meetings, media interviews, a visit to Parliament, a conference, even a visit to 10 Downing Street, but it will all take off at St. Paul's cathedral to honor the fallen in the Falkland Islands war.
The remains of yet another Argentine combatant fallen during the Falklands conflict in 1982, and buried at the Argentine military cemetery in Darwin, have been identified bringing the number to 91, out of a total of 121 only a year ago.
By Nicholas Tozer -Buenos Aires.
THE visit by over two hundred of Argentine next-of-kin to the Argentine Military Cemetery in Darwin in East Falkland earlier this week undoubtedly marks a new milestone in the so-often troubled relations between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands dispute.
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.