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LTC Ítalo Ángel Piaggi

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LTC Ítalo Ángel Piaggi

Birth
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Death 31 Jul 2012 (aged 77)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Burial San Fernando, Partido de San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Memorial ID 94639480 View Source
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Military. He was Commander of the Argentine Army garrison , -integrated for the 12th Infantry Regiment (RI 12) along with a company of the 25th 'Special' Infantry Regiment (RI 25)-, in the Pradera del Ganso place (Goose Green in British toponymy) during the Malvinas-Falklands War between April and May 1982. The battle took 14 hours and resulted in the deaths of 47 Argentines and 145 wounded and on the British side 17 deaths and 64 wounded. After the battle of Goose Green, fought against British forces between 27 and 29 May, he decided surrended his force to the British Commander Major Chris Keeble, after a brief meeting with his subordinates and the commander of the Condor Force's airbase, a runway of the Air Force near the town. Approximately 800 soldiers under his command, including 202 troops from the air base, were made prisoners. After the war, was tried and discharged from the army. In 1986 he wrote the book "Ganso Verde" (inaccurate translation of "Goose Green"), which he makes a strong defense of his decisions during the war.

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