UNIFIL and the FAL pay tribute to the French peacekeepers who fell in combat
UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces (FAL) today paid tribute to a fallen French peacekeeper, who died on Saturday from health problems, in a solemn ceremony held at a base French UNIFIL in Deir Kifa, southern Lebanon.
Speaking on behalf of the UNIFIL family, Acting Force Commander Brigadier General Irvine Nii-Ayitey Aryeetey expressed his sincere gratitude to his family and country “for giving us the privilege” of serve with Sergeant Major Ludovic Logez, 55, who had been a member of the French army for more than 35 years.
“We will always keep in mind our fallen comrades in arms, as they represent an example of unwavering commitment to UNIFIL and our hosts,” said the brigadier. General Aryeetey.
He continued, “As we continue our perseverance and commitment to maintain calm and stability in the region, I would like to invite everyone to continue to work with renewed determination, loyalty and enthusiasm, blazing the trail. essential towards a lasting peace for Lebanon. We owe it to ourselves, to our fallen comrades in arms and to Sergeant Major Ludovic Logez.
In his eulogy, the Chief of Staff of UNIFIL, Brigadier. General Hubert Gomart remembered Sergeant Major Logez as someone with full
Where of energy.
“A brother in arms has fallen! Like the 155 French soldiers whose names are engraved on the stele of the Place de France in Naqoura and who before you left us on this Lebanese land ”, declared the brigadier. General Gomart. “But, to honor you, we will not let the night of torpor come over us. On the contrary, we will act in full light, proud to continue our mission, with the momentum that you have transmitted to us.
“Sergeant-Major Ludovic, thank you for your commitment and for all the services you have rendered; and rest assured that we will not forget the excellent non-commissioned officer that you were, nor your family.
On this occasion, the Acting Force Commander of UNIFIL and a representative of the LAF, Colonel Choukri El Helou, posthumously awarded Sergeant-Major Logez United Nations and LAF medals for his dedicated service to the peace and stability in southern Lebanon. Brig. General Gomart presented the Medal for French Operations Abroad to the deceased.
Sergeant-Major Logez, who arrived at UNIFIL on June 3, 2021 for a four-month service, had been an exceptional non-commissioned officer in the French army with rare human and professional qualities.
He was married, had a child, and was a young grandfather.