Islas Malvinas

The EAAF, in conjunction with the Red Cross, managed to identify genetic samples of six fallen heroes in the Falkland Islands. The investigation of the genetic samples of those who fell in was carried out in conjunction with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF). The remains are found in the Darwin Cemetery, more precisely, in tomb C.1.10. Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and authorities of the country gave the news to the families of the fallen, to give them the reassurance that they have already found their loved ones with first and last names.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship reported the finding in the last hours. The DNA analysis was carried out in the laboratory that the Team has in the province of Córdoba at the end of last August, on an exclusive flight. The identification of the remains yielded positive results thanks to the crossing of samples of the combatants with those of their relatives.

The mission, known as the Second Humanitarian Project Plan, was able to recognize, at first, the remains of four combatants: Second Lieutenant Guillermo Nasif, the first corporals Marciano Verón and Carlos Misael Pereyra, and the gendarme Juan Carlos Treppo. Subsequently, the EAAF identified two more samples, which coincided with the first lieutenant Ricardo Julio Sánchez and with the first corporal Víctor Samuel Guerrero. The latter had already been identified and his remains currently rest in an individual grave.

For its part, the International Committee of the Red Cross released a statement confirming the findings. His intention is to continue with the First Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH 1) and carry out new investigations related to the Malvinas armed conflict, in 1982. «These tasks were a continuation of the First Humanitarian Project Plan (PPH 1), which led to the exhumation of the remains of 122 Argentine soldiers in the Darwin Cemetery, “says the ICRC.

The Commission of Relatives of the Fallen in Malvinas, upon hearing the news, made its discharge by Twitter: «We send to each one of the families that today had the identification of their loved One, our embrace full of pain and understanding. The President of the Nation, Alberto Fernández, also recognized, through the same social network, the task that was carried out for the identification, and sent greetings to the families of the fallen.

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