In memory of -
 

Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen

  Unit / 0420955-9
1988-04-13
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"As you grieve know that we are remembering you,
and honoring the memory of Gerhardus Cornelius."

"Fire in my lungs, and my camoe clinging to my body, you would have to use a metal scraper to remove it from my skin.
My cover, was no guarantee against death, but for now as I grasped for air, it was my only short comfort.

... the shots, and the Sergeant shouting - Kry die (censored)! - (Get the SOB)
Many years after that I was asked why?
My answer remains constant - He is my brother, we move as one against the tyrant called the Death Angel. A Tyrant unmoved by politics, hate, or any personal believes, but a Tyrant going for a world where men hate each other.

In all of that chaos, I felt the presence... I felt the presence of a Higher Being - and although through all of this I was questioning life on earth... the only constant Northern Star was that of my Brother leading the way My Brother - Gerhardus Cornelius


- Sgt. Mark Janse van Rensburg - Eenheid 19 "Voet Soldatjie" (Foot soldier - U19)

 



 Kst. Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen:

Killed by exploding hand grenade while attempting to arrest an insurgent near Pietermaritzburg. Posthumously awarded the South African Police Silver Cross for Gallantry.

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The South African Police Silver Cross for Gallantry

was a decoration that existed between 1985 and 1989.

Instituted on 29 January 1985, the SCG was awarded to all ranks of the South African Police for conspicuous and exceptional gallantry while fighting terrorism 

The SCG is a silver cross , displaying a gold SAP badge enclosed in a laurel wreath. 


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U19 registered members remarks about - Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen - RIP 1988-04-13:
w Routine search then ... shots fired, and then you hear that sound. The unmistakable crackle of the radio, the feared words...'Contact Contact - Officer Down' One more fallen comrade and the number continues to grow. Sorrow fills your heart you try your best at the funeral not to let it show. Fighting a daily battle out there trying to win the war,never knowing what next you'll encounter on a routine search or from behind that next door. One more fallen comrade is gone and out of sight. But he will always be guiding me from up above, and will always be covering me as per our training, always from my right. I miss you brother, we had some good times together.

Stephen Nelson
2011-06-22 17:18:13


U19 registered members remarks about - Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen - RIP 1988-04-13:
w Jy Sal nooit vergeet word ou maat die voorval is altyd in my gedagte! Hammersdale C380

Brent Gerber
2011-06-25 14:19:46


U19 registered members remarks about - Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen - RIP 1988-04-13:
w Sal jou nooit vergeet nie Oosie. Die veskil tussen lewe en dood is partykeer split sekondes. Ek onthou hoe ek en lt van den Heever (Tjokkie) besluit het om te ontrek en my hand reik na die radio om die bevel te gee maar. Op daardie selfde oomblik kom die kontak berig deur. Ons het hele nag gejag vir jou en Nella se aanvallers tot Lt van den Heever hom geskiet het waar ons die oggend gehergroepeer het. Julle was nog al die jare in my gedagtes en sal altyd bly

Michael Cowley
2011-11-01 22:38:24


U19 registered members remarks about - Constable Gerhardus Cornelius Oosthuizen - RIP 1988-04-13:
w Spikkels dis nou al so lank gelede maar steeds bly jy in ons gedagtes rus sag groot man een van die dae skud ons weer blad....

Francois Kannemeyer
2014-01-05 16:37:39






 

 

 

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