France pays Tribute and Honors soldier killed in Mali last week
May our Comrade Rest in Heaven!
We ‘ve the Watch, Fair Winds and Following Seas…
Our deepest Condolences to Maxime’s Family and Brothers in Arms
President Emmanuel Macron led a solemn tribute on Wednesday to French Special Forces Maxime Blasco, who was KIA battling Islamist insurgents in Mali.
More than 50 French soldiers have died in the region since Paris deployed a counterterrorism force in 2013 to drive back Islamist militant groups that had seized cities and towns in northern Mali.