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Roll of Honour Member:
Year of DeathForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitServiceViews
198783271031BGSchuurman J.M., Rfn1987/11/011 Parachute BattalionSouth African Army1396
Died of wounds,- received during Operation Firewood on 31 October 1987. The attack commenced at dawn and the SA forces only withdrew after dark on the same day. It was estimated that more than 300 Swapo fighters were killed during the battle. At the end of the day Cpl N S Olivier, L/Cpl R M Light, Rfn H N de Rose, Rfn D W van Rooyen and Rfn W F Ewels were killed in action. Several other members of D Coy was also wounded during the battle and Rfn J M Schuurman died on 1 November 1987 of his wounds. Capt P A Pienaar the 2IC of D Coy who was in charge of the two platoons was killed in West Africa almost 10 years later, on 29 October 1997.
 
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