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Cuban Roll of Honour

In a national ceremony on 7 December 1988, all Cubans killed in Africa were buried in cemeteries across the island. According to Cuban government figures, during all of the Cuban foreign intervention missions carried out in Africa from the early 1960s to the withdrawal of the last soldier from Angola on 25 May 1991, a total of 2,085 combatants died while carrying out military missions, and another 204 died while carrying out civilian missions, a total of 2,289.

Source: http://www.trabajadores.cu/
 
Cuban Roll of Honour / Rol de Honor Cubano
Year of DeathForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitServiceViews
1983 Martén Bess, Angel, Soldado1983/08/07Pelotón de morteros 389
Cause of Death
En la tarde del 7 de agosto de 1983 cayeron tantos obuses de artillería y bombas de mortero de la UNITA en Cangamba que parecía imposible que un solo refugio y un tramo de trinchera permanecieran intactos. Un refugio construido por un grupo de combatientes poco tiempo antes, en el mismo borde frontal del Sector No. 1, fue destruido y cuatro internacionalistas cubanos caen allí: los sargentos Artemio Silva Baños y Sergio Cortina Socorro, y los soldados Angel Martén Bess (21 años). ) y Fernando Arango Cuesta, junto a dos combatientes de las FAPLA.
In the afternoon of 7 August 1983, so many UNITA artillery shells and mortar bombs fell in Cangamba that it seemed impossible that a single shelter and stretch of trench remained untouched. A shelter built by a group of combatants a short time before, on the very front edge of Sector No. 1, were destroyed and four Cuban internationalists fall there: Sergeants Artemio Silva Baños and Sergio Cortina Socorro, and soldiers Angel Martén Bess (age 21) and Fernando Arango Cuesta, together with two FAPLA combatants.
 
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