In memory of -
 

Superintendent Maarten (MPA) Fourie

  Unit /
1997-09-19
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"As you grieve know that we are remembering you,
and honoring the memory of Maarten (MPA)."

"Fire in my lungs, and my camoe clinging to my body, you would have to use a metal scraper to remove it from my skin.
My cover, was no guarantee against death, but for now as I grasped for air, it was my only short comfort.

... the shots, and the Sergeant shouting - Kry die (censored)! - (Get the SOB)
Many years after that I was asked why?
My answer remains constant - He is my brother, we move as one against the tyrant called the Death Angel. A Tyrant unmoved by politics, hate, or any personal believes, but a Tyrant going for a world where men hate each other.

In all of that chaos, I felt the presence... I felt the presence of a Higher Being - and although through all of this I was questioning life on earth... the only constant Northern Star was that of my Brother leading the way My Brother - Maarten (MPA)


- Sgt. Mark Janse van Rensburg - Eenheid 19 "Voet Soldatjie" (Foot soldier - U19)

 



Maarten Fourie served on  Unit 19 from 1983 - 1986. He served in Orkney, Hartbeesfontein, and as Officer in Soweto. He tragically died in a motor vehicle accident in 1997 on his way from work to home. He carried the rank of Superintendent at the time of his passing.

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