Carlos Misael Pereyra

Carlos Misael Pereyra

The family of the first corporal -post mortem- of Gendarmera Carlos Misael Pereyra, one of the Malvinas ex-combatants identified by the International Committee of the Red Cross, expressed his “joy” and “mixture of emotions” after learning the information that was notified to them this Tuesday.

“He is there, we found him, now he will be able to rest in peace”, they said in dialogue with Tlam Elsa Beatriz Cremona, his widow, and Marcos, one of his three children, from the Entre Ríos city of Concepcin del Uruguay, where they live.

According to Elsa, the information on the identification of the remains was communicated to them this midday through a videoconference, just over 39 years after the war.

“We have a mixture of emotions. We cry, we unburden ourselves. It is beautiful news, despite everything. The pain will always be there but at least we know where it is,” Elsa said excitedly in dialogue with this agency.

The sons Carlos Misael Pereyra in Darwin.  File photo.

The sons Carlos Misael Pereyra in Darwin. File photo.

The widow of the identified gendarme highlighted the “respect and affection” with which the authorities of the Chancellery and the ICRC treated the relatives throughout the process.

“We would like to be able to go one more time to the islands to see the tomb with his name on it,” added Marcos, 43, a police officer from Entre Ros, who was just 4 years old when his father went to war.

“We have a mixture of emotions. We cry, we vent. It is beautiful news, despite everything. The pain will always be there but at least we know where it is”,

Elsa Beatriz Cremona

In 1982, Carlos Pereyra was 25 years old and became one of the 42 Gendarmera troops who were summoned to the Malvinas war. By then, after having been stationed in Corrientes and Córdoba, he was in squadron 36 of Esquel, Chubut, living in that city with his wife Elsa and their children Vernica, 5 years old, and Marcos, 4 years old.

Grave in Darwin Cemetery.

Grave in Darwin Cemetery.

When she went to war, Carlos was already two months pregnant in Elsa’s womb. He was born in December 1982 without knowing his father. It was precisely he who contributed his blood sample to the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF) so that now the remains of his father can be identified and his family can conclude the duel in peace.

In addition to Pereyra, the remains of Sub-Major Guillermo Nasif, First Corporal Marciano Vern, and Gendarme Juan Carlos Treppo were identified.

In addition to the 4 identifications, the identity of the first Alfrez Ricardo Julio Snchez was confirmed and the remains of Corporal Victor Samuel Guerrero were reassociated.

As lo reported this Tuesday the EAAF, in whose laboratory in Cordoba the remains of the ex-combatants were identified.

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