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The Guyana Defence Force yesterday said farewell to Lance Corporal Eon Blair who was laid to rest at Number 49 Village, Corentyne.


Chief-of-Staff, Commodore Gary Best together with other Officers and Ranks of the Force joined Blair’s parents, relatives and friends in mourning his passing, at the military funeral of the young soldier who passed away on Friday, January 18.


In offering personal condolences and also condolences on behalf of the Force, Cdre Best thanked the deceased’s mother, wife and children for his service given to the nation. “We will miss him. The Force valued his service to the nation...we will be forever indebted to him,” he said. The COS indicated too, that LCPL Blair’s surviving spouse and children will be supported in the future.


Meanwhile, GDF continues its investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of Lance Corporal Eon Blair. When completed, the findings of the investigation will be disseminated to the media.