LEST WE FORGET...
These people were not only serving as litter-bearers and the physical carrying wounded servicemen to the rearward casualty treatment stations, but would also become a conduit bring with them on their return much needed supplies, perhaps even a letter from home.
In fact any and all things that could not otherwise have been obtainable by the fighting servicemen in their far forward front line defence positions.
I am saddened by this passing, Australia now for far too many years had abandoned the memory of these fearless indigenous warriors, their provision of these life support lines could only be made possible by the bravery, the untiring strength, then the overwhelming desire of the Papua New-Guinea people to help Australia defend their lands from the Japanese of that era.
I shed a tear or maybe a few more for their unselfish dedication to help Australia in this time of their most urgent need.
RIP to each of you finest of people."
William Boeder on 08/03/16
It is a well accepted fact that many men would have died where they fell in Papua New Guinea had it not been for these men who became affectionately known as the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.’
The death of the last Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel in his village in Papua New Guinea should be acknowledged very loudly throughout Australia.
His name was Faole Bokoi. His village was Manari. He’ll be briefly mentioned in the news.
Lest We Forget.
|Source/Photo: Anonymous Free West Papua Australia.|