Foreign Legion: 2019 Wounded Soldier Day

Between June 21-22, 2019, the Foreign Legion participated in the French Army’s Journée des Blessés (Wounded Soldier Day). The Legion’s HQ arranged a meeting with a concert + several cohesion activities for its wounded legionnaires.

The 3rd year of France’s Wounded Soldier Day is commemorated on June 22. The meeting and the activities for the wounded legionnaires (this year under the title Brotherhood and Innovation) took place at the Quartier Vienot of Aubagne (a town located close to Marseille, southern France), the base of the Foreign Legion Command (COMLE) and the 1er RE.

In the evening of 21 June, the wounded legionnaires and their close relatives attended an open-air music concert within the HQ base.

Below, a video showing 1st Class Legionnaire Manoz, being enlisted in the Legion in 2015 and wounded and paralized during the 2016 Avalanche in the Alps + his female kinesiotherapist. In the second part of the video, Senior Corporal Sink, who joined the Legion in 2001 and was wounded during Operation Barkhane in Mali in mid-April 2018, when his military base was attacked by terrorists. During a following battle, he was shot in his right eye by a bullet, and lost it.


2019 Wounded Soldier Day in Aubagne, June 21, 2019.


Foreign Legion Wounded Soldier Day, June 21, 2019.

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