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Very good site, just to surf on croatian army photos there and found a soldier in a cro uniform wearing a 2REP insignia on his berret (we called them foreign volunteers). just a tought......
 

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According to a story I read about the Pic, He was a Legion Deserter?. Named KIT FREEMAN. I do not know if this is true, But I seen a 1 minute old video, that might still be floating around. He was being interviewed and asked why he Deserted. He said to fight in that war?. 1992/3?.
 

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According to a story I read about the Pic, He was a Legion Deserter?. Named KIT FREEMAN. I do not know if this is true, But I seen a 1 minute old video, that might still be floating around. He was being interviewed and asked why he Deserted. He said to fight in that war?. 1992/3?.
From 1990 to 1995.
 

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Yes, then that certainly was our guy. He was speaking English in the video, also, there is another pic floating around of him on the Net. He is in older Olive drab and with a FRF1. I would assume he was a Section sniper. But somehow or another decided to desert and fight the Ethnic Cleansing war..I am unsure what you actually called it. But I think he deserted while deployed there in Operation.? Again, I am unsire as I only seen the video and a pic and some others on another Forum claimed to know him and that his name WAS KIT FREEMAN. Also, he said his name on the video, too
 

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Very good site, just to surf on croatian army photos there and found a soldier in a cro uniform wearing a 2REP insignia on his berret (we called them foreign volunteers). just a tought......

Heres a four part BBC documentary on the foreigner volunteers, I watched it a long time ago but if Im not mistaken there are one or two former legionnaires there.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLxJtD8_2_E

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ8T3ybSXgU

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnJDSwJAmQ

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo7I7vn9kf0
 

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Here is the description of the photo: American volunteer Lieutenant of 109 Brigade HV, Mala Bosna, Vinkovci winter of 1991. Note beret and badge identifying this volunteer as a former French Foreign Legion paratrooper. This was common practice in the early days for volunteers to wear headgear from their former units.

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Dear DCLXVI,

We call it “War for Independenceâ€￾ or “War for Homeland“. I don't know much about that guy but if he fought for my country ( with honour!) he has my highest respect !!! If he was just another criminal - the Balkans are full of them – God will find him eventualy ;-)

Regarding the desertion question, his fellow soldiers are the only ones to judge him, I think. BTW, saying that “somehow or another decided to desert and fight the ethnic cleansing war…â€￾ would be like someone saying for you “
so he joined the Legion to go and kill kids and rape women in Africa…â€￾ or I am being a bit emotional about it? I'm shure you meant no disrespect, neither did I, but you said it kind of... flippantly.

Saša, that's the photo I mentioned ! I've seen that documentary long time ago as well (however i'd take it with a litle bit of salt..).

There is a very interesting guy in that documetary, his nickname is Chico - he is one of their COs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Rózsa-Flores and a movie about him/them.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251636/ ( seen it, liked it..)

It looks like he was „ a revolutionary by birth“ if there is a such thing… Also, foreign volunteers have their veteran association in Croatia, here's the link:
http://www.usddr.org/
(their official headwear are green berets, insignia above the right eye ! Sounds familiar?)
 

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Dear DCLXVI,

We call it “War for Independenceâ€￾ or “War for Homeland“. I don't know much about that guy but if he fought for my country ( with honour!) he has my highest respect !!! If he was just another criminal - the Balkans are full of them – God will find him eventualy ;-)

Regarding the desertion question, his fellow soldiers are the only ones to judge him, I think. BTW, saying that “somehow or another decided to desert and fight the ethnic cleansing war…â€￾ would be like someone saying for you “
so he joined the Legion to go and kill kids and rape women in Africa…â€￾ or I am being a bit emotional about it? I'm shure you meant no disrespect, neither did I, but you said it kind of... flippantly.

Saša, that's the photo I mentioned ! I've seen that documentary long time ago as well (however i'd take it with a litle bit of salt..).

There is a very interesting guy in that documetary, his nickname is Chico - he is one of their COs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Rózsa-Flores and a movie about him/them.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251636/ ( seen it, liked it..)

It looks like he was „ a revolutionary by birth“ if there is a such thing… Also, foreign volunteers have their veteran association in Croatia, here's the link:
http://www.usddr.org/
(their official headwear are green berets, insignia above the right eye ! Sounds familiar?)
I re-watched it again last night, Perun do you remember a French guy I believe it was who fought in Vukovar with Zadro and his men and was killed I believe right after the fall? Jean something I believe his name was. I'll see if I can download chico, would love to watch it.
 

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Yes of course, his name was Jean-Michel Nicolier ! Here is the link on wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Nicolier
His story is a lot different then Chico's, or Kit Freeman's (if that really is his name).
He was a civilian with no military expirience or skills, and became one of the symbols of the defence of the city. May he rest in peace!
On youtube and in french: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izUoMIAlxE4

Found him later on wiki but I had no idea about the documentary, thanks for the doc Il watch it later on today. Rest in peace.
 

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yes well, i wanted to post something in "foreign language" for the public :)
there is a lot of it on youtube in our lingo...
 

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Yea I watched most of the ones that had to do with Vukovar, Heroji Vukovara, Trpinjska Cesta, Sajmiste and Zuti Mravi i Pustinjski Stakori. Was at the mjesna zajednica where the tank is on the summer of 2012.
 

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SASA92: This is our it Freeman I mentioned. The photo is the one I was thinking, The vid I havent found yet, But I remembered seeing that Dogs of war one. This is indeed Kit freeman. So I can assume then He was Former Legion and not a deserter. Also, I do not know if this is his real name, Legion name or a made up name. Either way, I have seen him in another photo, too
 
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SASA92: This is our it Freeman I mentioned. The photo is the one I was thinking, The vid I havent found yet, But I remembered seeing that Dogs of war one. This is indeed Kit freeman. So I can assume then He was Former Legion and not a deserter. Also, I do not know if this is his real name, Legion name or a made up name. Either way, I have seen him in another photo, too
Did you ever find out what happened to Chris?. I heard he was pinched on return to the UK on warrant and did some time, then vanished. Would love to find out more. Came across as a nice lad on the film.
 
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