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In Algeria legionnaires were interred locally.
In El Kreider we had one Legionnaire disinterred and shipped to Italy, apparently his parents were rich and influential people.
In 1964 there was a Dutch Marine Father invited by the Legion after a story came out how he had won a trip and had chosen Algeria to visit the grave of his son.
The Dutch amicale facilitated the trip and invitation to Camerone with the Legion. I became his interpreter during his stay in Aubagne.
 
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Does legionaires burial goes according to his cultural or religious ritual or same as everyone ?
 

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The remains of Prince Aage were selected as the representation of the foreign officers in the Foreign Legion. His remains now lie next to those of Général Paul-Frédéric Rollet (known as the Father of the Legion) and Légionnaire Zimmermann in the town of Puyloubier, France.
In Case anyone was wondering why Légionnaire Zimmermann was chosen, it was because he was the last legionnaire to be killed in Algeria.
 

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Does legionaires burial goes according to his cultural or religious ritual or same as everyone ?
No. Quite simply because, I know for a fact, that certain Muslim traditions require that the person be buried before the the sun sets, and their are other religions that require that the person be cremated after three days.
However, you will be buried, or cremated according to your religion and the presiding religious authority will be of your religion whenever possible. Your tomb will also reflect it, a star of David instead of a cross and so forth.
 

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This is every paratroopers nightmare. Getting caught up when two parachutes start sucking air. I was fortunate it never happened to me personally. I saw it on more than one occasion in the air...terrifying seeing the drop.
 

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No. Quite simply because, I know for a fact, that certain Muslim traditions require that the person be buried before the the sun sets, and their are other religions that require that the person be cremated after three days.
Well i dont belong to any sect like this rules. But a İmam can pray for me while i was getting buried right ?
 

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Does legionaires burial goes according to his cultural or religious ritual or same as everyone ?
At least not in my time. those who committed suicide were interred without any ceremony, those who died in combat with military honors.
 

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Somalia/Ethiopia December 1992-February 1993. 3Cie 2REP flew in from neighbouring Djibouti. We were on company tour at the time (Arta).
 

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Somalia/Ethiopia....
 

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