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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 2,289 Cubans were killed.

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Cuban Roll of Honour / Rol de Honor Cubano
Year of DeathForce NumberName and RankDate of DeathUnitServiceViews
1975 Diaz-Arguelles, G, R , Brig Gen1975/12/11Southern Front of Cuban and Angolan forces 509
Cause of Death
Díaz-Argüelles (Garcia), Raúl, Brigadier General : Arrived in Angola on 21 August of 1975, using the pseudonym Domingos da Silva in order to organize military schools for FAPLA. However, in the presence of the South African Army troops Zaire and the National Front for the Liberation of Angola, Díaz-Argüelles went on to lead the Southern Front of Cuban and Angolan forces that defended the main direction of the fighting. During the Battle of Ebo, when he was 39 years old, he was ambushed on a bridge crossing the River Mabassa, and died due to injuries from an explosion of an antitank mine that destroyed their armored vehicle on December 11 of 1975 .
 
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Images from 'Grensoorlog' series, produced by Linda de Jager, reproduced with kind permission from MNET
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