Argentina: Captain’s remains the first to be repatriated since Falklands War

The remains of Captain Luis Castagnari — the first soldier to be repatriated to Argentina since the end of the Falklands War — were laid to rest in Rio Cuarto, in the central province of Cordoba, on Thursday. The Argentinian military gave the fallen officer a ceremony with full military honours. His widow, Maria Cristina Scavarda, has now fulfilled a promise to their late son Gustavo, who died... Еще aged three of cancer, that his body would return to Argentina if he failed to return alive. Castagnari was a member of an elite group which led the invasion of the Falkland Islands on 2 April 1982. He spent two dangerous months in the South Atlantic, during the brief but bloody conflict. The army captain fell in combat on 29 May in the battle for Port Stanley. He was buried in Port Stanley the following day and his remains were later transferred to the Darwin cemetery.

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