NATO Honors Polish General Who Died in April Plane Crash

Remarks by Polish Minister of Defense Bogdan Klich at ceremony in honor of Polish Chief of Staff, General Franciszek Gagor.

From DPA: NATO defence ministers and top commanders on Thursday paid their last respects to Poland’s late chief of the general staff, General Franciszek Gagor, who died alongside his president in a plane crash in Russia on April 10.

"They say that there are no people who cannot be replaced: that is not true. It is very hard, virtually impossible to replace him," said Polish Defence Minister Bogdan Klich as he unveiled a portrait of the fallen general at NATO’s Brussels HQ.

Gagor’s widow and daughter attended the ceremony alongside: the defence ministers of the US, Canada and Lithuania; the alliance’s supreme commander for military transformation; and the head of NATO’s military committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola.  (photo: NATO)

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