1976 Djibouti helicopter crash: 41st Anniversary

41 years ago, on May 24, 1976, the second dedliest accident for the Legion in its post-1962 modern history occurred. During a military exercise in the then French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (today’s Djibouti), a country located in the Horn of Africa, a French Army helicopter crashed. Eight men on board were killed, including six legionnaires from the GOLE (Foreign Legion Task Force)…

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2e REI: Two legionnaires died in France

On May 19, 2017, two 2e REI legionnaires died during a team-building exercise on the River Marne near Cumières, a town in northeastern France. The legionnaires drowned after being caught by the strong stream of the barrage built on the river.

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