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Posted: January 02, 2010 12:02 am
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The French Forreign Legion is part of a legend, and part of a true fact, There were many Romanians who served in this elite corp. I have a distant relative who served 5 years in Foreign Legion, took part in some turbulences in Cote d'Ivoire, and now he's married with a French woman, has a french citizenship, and live somewere in southern France.
There are many Romanians who were in this corps. Please, if you know some cases, put them on the line. It is important, they are Romanians who lived and fought as mercenaries, and we must know about them.
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Posted: January 02, 2010 10:18 am
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QUOTE (contras @ January 02, 2010 12:02 am)
Please, if you know some cases, put them on the line. It is important, they are Romanians who lived and fought as mercenaries, and we must know about them.

They may not like that ;)
Many people who join the Legion try to "forget the past" and "get a new start".
The majority sign under a pseudonym. The majority also like to preserve their anonimity after service.
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Posted: January 02, 2010 10:35 am
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Posted: January 02, 2010 10:37 am
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Posted: January 02, 2010 10:41 am
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A profetional soldier.
First world war in the A-H army.Verdun and the Alps.
Then the Legion.
After that Romanian army,WW2 at the Don.
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Posted: January 02, 2010 02:53 pm
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That's is really interesting, C-2. Has he some memories, something like that? Were he served, in Northern Africa, Marrocco, against tribes led by Abd-el-Krim?
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Posted: January 02, 2010 03:39 pm
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QUOTE (C-2 @ January 02, 2010 10:35 am)
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A close relative of mine.

Can you tell us more about this people? What were they doing in Morocco, in romanian uniforms??
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Posted: January 02, 2010 03:47 pm
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Got no ideea.
He died in 1992.
He has sort of a memories written.
But they are written by a 80something years old man ,and Imposib. for me to read them.
I don't know even the period he was there.
His daughter is born in 1927 or 28 and she knows nothing.
Just a lot of photos and awards.

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Posted: January 04, 2010 10:46 pm
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Well, fortunatelly for them, i know 3 alive guys from my town who are active/contract members of Foreign Legion. And they say FAMAS is the best weapon in the world. IMO, is the best looking weapon in the world. :)
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Posted: January 07, 2010 01:06 pm
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Well, fortunatelly for them, i know 3 alive guys from my town who are active/contract members of Foreign Legion.


Were they in some hotspots?

Another Romanian who served in Foreign Legion was Ilie-Vlad Sturdza, who was prefect of Jassy in 1940-41, under the legionar regime, and later escaped abroad when Soviets entered in Romania.
After that, from 1946 to 1951 he served in French Foreign Legion in Africa and Asia.
He dies in 2009 and he wrote his memories:
Ilie-Vlad Sturdza, Pribeag printr-un secol nebun.

To find more:
http://razvan-codrescu.blogspot.com/2009/0...ad-sturdza.html
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Posted: January 15, 2010 08:45 pm
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I've read some years ago, in one Romanian paper, about some romanian veterans from Foreign Legion, who took part as mercenaries in a coup in Comore Islands, I think. The coup failed, and a few romanians were KIA. It was at the begining of century, during 200-2004, I think. In that paper were some names, and related biography of one of them.
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Posted: March 03, 2010 07:15 pm
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Thanks to Frencie, who posted some documents from Romanians soldiers who fought ww1 in French army. Many of them were from Foreign Legion (Legion Etrangere). It apears were is written corps, 1 or 2 Regiment de Marche du Legion Etranger, . Intersesting, it is written date when he fallen, and cause of dead (tue par l'enemi means KIA).

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Posted: March 10, 2012 12:34 pm
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Romanian Aviators in Foreign Legion in ww1:

http://www.agero-stuttgart.de/REVISTA-AGER...n%20Deaconu.htm
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Posted: November 27, 2012 03:55 pm
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I know someone that is in the Legion for many years. It started with normal 5 years, them another contract, then some school there and now he is working in Marseille headquarters office. He was active in paratroopers regiment, served in many places...if i remember correctly was something about Ciad and near Egipt.
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Posted: November 27, 2012 08:51 pm
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I met one of the Romanians who served in Foreign Legion and took part in Cote d'Ivoire at some action.
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