‘Etched in Blood’ Khiam 2006
Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/11/2016
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0018_C
Location(s): El Khiam
Kevin explains the background to a poem he brought with him to this interview. The poet is an Australian officer, Lt Col Baron J Ferguson who worked with Kevin during his 2014-2016 service with UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation). To mark the tenth anniversary of the deaths of four of his United Nations Military Observer colleagues during the 2006 Lebanon War, Kevin had the poem inscribed in copper and installed at their patrol base at El Khiam. Comdt McDonald gives an emotional reading of the poem titled 'Etched in Blood'.