Memorial cross honouring M/Cpl Wolfgang Leeb undergoes restoration
18 May 2017 - Sector 4 engineers, in collaboration with the mission’s Austrian contingent, have completed the restoration of a cross honouring the memory of M/Cpl Wolfgang Leeb, who died in a tragic accident while diving in the area off Cape Greco on 2 May 1993.
M/Cpl Leeb was born in Graz on 19 May 1966. He joined the army in 1984 and served on occasion with the Air Force and other units; he first served with UNFICYP from 6 July 1990 to July 1991, and was again deployed to Cyprus in November 1992, working as a driver with the Austrian battalion.
The cross honouring his memory was painstakingly restored by Sector 4 Engineers Cpl Farkas and Pfc Zvolensky. On 18 May 2017, members of the Austrian contingent visited the cross and expressed their gratitude to the Sector engineers for their work to preserve the memory of M/Cpl Leeb.
M/Cpl Leeb is one of 186 UNFICYP personnel to have perished in Cyprus. Every year, on 29 May, the UN recognises the sacrifice made by fallen UN peacekeepers in service to peace.