MEMORIAL DAY – SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ITS FALLEN SOLDIERS


MEMORIAL DAY – SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ITS FALLEN SOLDIERS:

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of  Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, left, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, and the with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth, lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
memorial day special frontier force honoring war dead
memorial day special frontier force honoring war dead

On Memorial Day, United States honors its citizens who have died in War. Originally commemorating soldiers killed in the American Civil War, the observance was later extended to all US war dead. The holiday is observed on the last Monday in the month of May and an official tradition began in 1971, the same year during which I had witnessed the death of some young soldiers who served in Special Frontier Force, which is known as Establishment No. 22 in India. Approximately, one million men and women died in defense of the United States since 1775. I cannot give a precise count of the men and women who died serving the cause of Freedom at Special Frontier Force.

The custom of honoring the graves of the war dead began before the close of the Civil War. In 1868, Commander-in-Chief John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued a general order designating May 30, 1868 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion.”

Tibetan soldiers with whom I served in Special Frontier Force died in the remote jungles of Chittagong Hill Tracts while our military task code-named ‘Operation Eagle’ initiated the Liberation of Bangladesh during November – December 1971. Our Unit buried them or cremated them and our fallen comrades have no graves which I can visit for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the sites where they died to defend the cause of Freedom. I am pleased to remember them and honor them on this Memorial Day for we fought our battles with weapons, ammunition, field gear, medical supplies, rations, radio sets, and other military supplies provided by the United States. We are partners with India and the United States to defend Tibet and restore its lost Freedom.

On this Memorial Day, I pay my tribute to honor the memory of the fallen Tibetan soldiers of Special Frontier Force, “These men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all – and died.”I respectfully remind the occupants of The White House and of The Rashtrapati Bhavan that we belong to a pact or alliance that defends the rights of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to occupy the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the seat of His Ganden Phodrang Government.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
The Spirits of Special Frontier Force

MEMORIAL DAY  -  SPECIAL  FRONTIER  FORCE  HONORING  FALLEN  TIBETAN  SOLDIERS .
MEMORIAL DAY – SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE HONORING FALLEN TIBETAN SOLDIERS .
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MEMORIAL DAY -  TRIBUTE  TO  FALLEN  SOLDIERS  OF  INDIAN  ARMED  FORCES .
MEMORIAL DAY – TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES .
MEMORIAL DAY -  REMEMBERING  OUR  FALLEN  SOLDIERS .
MEMORIAL DAY – REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS .
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MEMORIAL DAY – HONORING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS – WALONG WAR MEMORIAL .
MEMORIAL DAY - REMEMBERING OUR  FALLEN  SOLDIERS AT  WALONG .  INDIA  -  RED  CHINA  WAR  1962.
MEMORIAL DAY – REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AT WALONG . INDIA – RED CHINA WAR 1962.
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