Cpl David Howes and Cpl Derek Wood cause of death

SEFF remembers the families of Cpl David Howes and Cpl Derek Wood, who were savagely murdered 34 years ago today.

On 19th March 1988 the two men were violently pulled from their car by a frenzied crowd of Irish republicans and, after being beaten and stabbed, they were then shot dead at point-blank range – an act of barbarism.

It is understood to be one of the most gruesome events of the terrorist campaign.

The two soldiers, despite holding their own guns, did not use them in either an offensive or defensive way; they offered no resistance despite knowing their lives were in immediate danger.

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The events of that day illustrated just how depraved and hate-filled people had become and, despite the best efforts of local Priest, Alec Reid, in begging for mercy the out-of-control board continued to mercilessly attack the two undercover soldiers.

SEFF’s thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men today and every day.

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Source: Vimbuzz.com

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