Thanks to the initiative of one of these soldiers, everyone has been able to gather in the city of the Sun, since many once the service was completed they returned to their native locations.
The mayor of Lorca, Diego José Mateos has received, this morning, together with other colleagues from the Municipal Corporation, the replacement soldiers who were stationed in the Mallorca 13 Infantry Regiment and who assisted in the floods of 1973.
The mayor of Lorca has welcomed to our city, especially those who live outside, and now 46 years later they have returned to meet their former colleagues thanks to the initiative of one of these soldiers.
Mateos has made reference to the important work that during that October 19, 1973 these soldiers, many of them volunteers, performed helping people who were trapped in their homes by the water in Lorca, but especially in the neighboring municipality of Puerto Louvers
The mayor has insisted that "your help is especially visible, taking into account the situation recently experienced in our Region in towns such as Los Alcázares, at that time there was no EMU, there were no specialized military units, and it was you who were replacements and volunteers willing to help, saving lives, taking children out of school, a job that is always remembered in Lorca. "
In addition, as a curiosity these soldiers have shone in this meeting their cards with their data and the photo in which they appear dressed in military.
There has also been a special memory with the deceased colleagues.
The soldiers are Pedro Romera Salas (volunteer), Antonio Ibáñez Candela, Miguel Cánovas Ballester, Pedro Muñoz Martínez, José Manuel Lidón Valencia, Amancio Sánchez López, Fernando Caballero López, Diego Micol Vaquero, Prudencio Mulero Sánchez of the 2nd replacement.
And Onofre Dolera Molina, José Luis López Martínez, Andrés Cañete García, Antonio Escudero Nicolas, Andrés Martínez Camachez, José Ibáñez Sáez, José Tomas Hernández, Francisco Parra Belando, Salvador Hidalgo, Agustín Tudela Moreno of the 3rd replacement.
To all of them the mayor has given them a souvenir of Lorca, among which was a book with photographs of the city.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca