THE SADF Man Who Died In Angola Identified
PRETORIA Sept 11 1992 Sapa
Pathologists have established that the remains of a South African Army medical orderly killed by enemy action while travelling with a Unita convoy in Angola in 1985 are those of Cpl Bruce Andrew Fidler, whose parents live in Florida, Johannesburg.
In a statement on Friday, the SA Army said Cpl Fidler's remains were returned to South Africa by the Angolan authorities in June this year.
The date of Cpl Fidler's death was officially declared as September 15, 1985.
His identity was finally established with the aid of his dental records, the Army statement said.
The young soldier's remains will be cremated on September 15 -- exactly seven years after his death. The service, with full military honours, will be from the Methodist Church in Florida.