Marcel Bigeard dies

Via Abu Muqawama
One of the greatest warriors in history has passed. He was a hero of Dien Bien Phu and Algiers and was immortalized by several fictional representations, including "Raspéguy" in The Centurions. Gen. Petraeus reportedly kept an autographed picture of the great man in his room in Iraq in 2007. Le Monde's obituary is here. Le Figaro's obituary is here. "Bruno a quitté la fréquence," mourns Jean-Dominique Merchet.

Parachuted into Dien Bien Phu with 6th BPC. Commander of 3e RPC in Algeria. Brutal times. Died at 94, not many parachutistes last that long.
And you got his name wrong.

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