Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.165 - 01 June 2016
Monuments in Memory of Hero Remus Brânzan Inaugurated in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The State Secretary for Parliament Liaison, Public Information and Personnel Welfare, Otilia Sava, made an official visit in Bosnia and Herzegovina, over May 30 and 31.
Two commemorative headstones were unveiled in memory of 2nd Lieutenant (posthumous) Remus Brânzan – one in the Memorial Park in Camp Butmir and a second one in Goradze corridor, near Trnovo, the place where the Romanian soldier fell on duty on September 17, 1996.
The ceremonies were attended by the hero’s wife and son, representatives of the 10th Engineer Brigade Remus Brânzan was part of, officials from the Defence Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives of NATO and EU missions there.
The state secretary met with soldiers of the Romanian contingent there and visited the Peace Support Operations Training Centre (PSOTC) at Camp Butmir, where she met with Major General Friedrich Schrötter, commander EUFOR in Bosnia and Herzegovina and members of NATO Headquarters Sarajevo (NHQSa).
State Secretary Otilia Sava talked with the BIH representatives on topics such as medical centers for soldiers wounded in TOs, ways of improving the legislative framework related to the support of wounded soldiers, war invalids and families of the those who fell in theaters of operations or during missions in the country and ways of keeping disabled soldiers in activity.
The two commemorative headstones in memory of 2nd Lieutenant (posthumous) Remus Brânzan were realized in 2015, by the National office for Heroes Memory of the Ministry of National Defence.