News: Funeral honors for Warrant Officer Juan Manuel Medina Alvarez
TCol. (OF-4) Francesco Tirino ITA ARMY
Regional Command-West Public Affairs
HERAT, Afghanistan – On June 25, 2012, at 8:00 a funeral honors act was held in Herat Forward Support Base “Camp Arena,” in the memory of Spanish Army Warrant Officer Juan Manuel Medina Alvarez, who deceased yesterday morning.
Regional Command West authorities that attended the ceremony were Gen. Luigi Chiapperini, RCW commander, Col. Gonzalo Sanchez Gamboa, Spanish Senior National representative, Col. Luis Cebrian Carbonell, Chief of Spanish Task Force, and Col. Carlos de Palma Arrabal, chief of Spanish Forward Support Base in Herat.
There were also present in the ceremony representatives of other Units hosted in RCW and about a hundred colleagues of the deceased.
After the ceremony, the coffin was carried shoulder high towards the T-22 Airbus of the 45th Group of Spanish Air Force that should bring him back to Spain.