UNFICYP honours fallen Austrian peacekeepers
On 14 August 1974, three Austrian peacekeepers serving with UNFICYP, 1/Lt. Johann Izay, MSgt. Paul Decombe and Cpl. August Isaak, lost their lives in an air attack in the vicinity of the small village of Koshi. Every year, the Mission pays tribute to these three fallen comrades; on 12 August this year, Austrian Ambassador to Cyprus Dr. Karl Mueller joined UNFICYP Chief-of-Staff Col. Tim Wildish, Chief of Mission Support, Joel Cohen, and members of the Austrian Contingent to honour their memories.
We will never forget the sacrifice made by these men and their families, and we honour them by committing to the ideals they died for.