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Year of DeathForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitServiceViews
198885263262BGGroenewald A.S., Rfn1988/02/1461 Mechanised Battalion GroupSouth African Army1666
Killed in Action in South Eastern Angola during a contact with elements of the 59th FAPLA Brigade during Operation Hooper. The B Company, 1 SAI troops had not klaared out prior to deployment for Ops Hooper so they became 61 Mech Battalion Bravo Company Element. These troops swopped over with B Company 4 SAI and were operating as part of 4 SAI during this attack as part of 61 Mechanised Battalion. Their Ratel Armoured Personnel Carrier, Callsign 22C was hit on the left hand side and knocked out by a ZU-23-2 Soviet 23mm Anti-aircraft gun deployed in the ground role. On the right hand side where the Groenewald Cousins sat, a large hole was ripped out of the vehicle. It appeared that the Ratel had also been struck at some point by a South African discarding sabot anti-tank round.
 
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