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Koevoet Combat Team Zulu 1 Sierra*

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Zulu 1 Sierra (Z1S) was one of six KOEVOET combat teams stationed at Ongwediva (Zulu 1) in Ovamboland.


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20458Posted by

Mark Adams
on 1 September

RE: Koevoet Combat Team Zulu 1 Sierra

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It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I must report the passing away of Ops Medic Bernard Brumloop, on the 27th August 2018. His nickname with us at OPS K was "Draadkar" and he served in Zulu 1 Sierra. During the 1st of April 1989 swapo attacks, with little regard for his own life, he ran around dodging heavy enemy gun fire, and attended to the severely wounded.
During this engagement a Casspir stopped and picked him up to take him to other seriously wounded Koevoet members.
En route to the wounded, the Casspir was hit by a SKS heat strim, penetrating Draadkar in the lower back, where he was seated.
He recovered from his wound but was wheel chair bound for the rest of his days. But he rose above his handicap and maintained a wicked sense of humor, a positive and vigorous outlook on life. Your bravery will not be forgotten.
Salute and respect from Zulu Delta.

"May you reign in the halls of your fathers in Valhalla"- Viking quote....

20459Posted by

Mark Adams
on 1 September

RE: Koevoet Combat Team Zulu 1 Sierra

Ops Medic Bernhard Brumloop was attached to Ops K Zulu 1 Sierra and was awarded the nickname 'Draadkar' because he was so skinny. He was there before the 9 day war broke out on 1 April 1989, when SWAPO infiltrated in their masses. Running battles ensued for the next 9 days. Bernhard treated multiple casualties during that time, saving more than one life under fire before he was seriously wounded on the 6th of April by a heatstrim anti - tank grenade.

After rehabilitation, he was confined to a wheelchair, or should I use that word as he was very independent, adamant that nobody would ever push him in his wheelchair, eventually even 'jumping' from an aeroplane.

Bernhard passed away on the 27th of August 2018. I attended his service and lay a wreath on behalf of the Ops Medic fraternity. Ops K was also represented on the day.

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