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Is there some Increased activity down in Mali? Unfortunately 2 legionnaires in short time was KIA.
 

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Yes... Two légionnaires cavaliers KIA in the same region of Mali in a matter of a few days. RIP.
As the regimental song says:
“Ils ont servi honnêtes et fidèles, au premier étranger de cavalerie.”
 
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Yes... Two légionnaires cavaliers KIA in the same region of Mali in a matter of a few days. RIP.
As the regimental song says:
“Ils ont servi honnêtes et fidèles, au premier étranger de cavalerie.”
And more precisely in the 3rd couplet (verse) :

Un légionnaire tombe, frappé d'une balle,
Adieu mes parents, mes amis,
Toutes mes fautes, je les ai expiées,
Au Premier étranger de cavalerie.


A legionnaire falls, struck by a bullet,
Goodbye my parents, my friends,
All my faults, I have atoned (*) for them,
At the First foreign cavalry.

(*) I have wiped my slate clean.

 

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It's actually more the next verse :

Sur sa tombe, une simple croix s'élève
Sur laquelle ces seuls mots sont inscrits
Il a servi honnête et fidèle
Au Premier étranger de cavalerie


On his grave, a simple cross rises
On which these singles words are inscribed
He served honourable and faithful
With the First foreign cavalry.

In my post above, I replaced the singular (il a servi honnête et fidèle) by plural (Ils ont servi, honnêtes et fidèles) for those two Recmen KIA in Mali. One was Ukrainian and the second French (possibly in the Legion with an alleged Canadian or Swiss nationality).
 

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And more precisely in the 3rd couplet (verse) :

Un légionnaire tombe, frappé d'une balle,
Adieu mes parents, mes amis,
Toutes mes fautes, je les ai expiées,
Au Premier étranger de cavalerie.


A legionnaire falls, struck by a bullet,
Goodbye my parents, my friends,
All my faults, I have atoned (*) for them,
At the First foreign cavalry.

(*) I have wiped my slate clean.

My respects to the cavalry.
 

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