The father fell in battle on Friday, during a “reconnaissance” and “harassment” mission. A national tribute will be paid this week to Master Corporal Maxime Blasco, fatally shot, while deployed in Operation Barkhane in Mali.
According to JDD who announced this ceremony at the Invalides, the details are not yet known, but the information is confirmed by the hierarchical superior of the disappeared, Colonel Erwan le Calvez in France Blue.
A tribute ceremony should also take place this week in Varces (Isère) where the 7th battalion of alpine hunters (7th BCA) to which Maxime Blasco belonged is based. He should then be “surrounded by his brothers in arms of the battalion,” announces the officer.
“That’s all 7 who joins the mourning of the family ”
“From the moment we embrace the profession of arms, professional and private life mingle,” comments the corps commander of the 7th Battalion of Alpine Chasers. When we talk about the great family of the battalion, that’s all 7 who joins the mourning of the family. “
A online jackpot was created to “help” and “be in solidarity” with his wife and 8-year-old son. Posted on Saturday, it has already raised more than 44,000 euros.
Maxime Blasco, 34, was a sniper, engaged in the army since 2012. “Maxime died doing his passion. In Mali, he fought the jihadists. He always told me: Dad, it’s for France. There are unfortunate people there, children who are dying. I saw women’s bodies. You have to see what condition they were in. They took revenge on it. We can’t let this happen. Maxime is someone who had courage. He often went beyond his suffering. “
In June 2019, the young man had accomplished a heroic act by extricating comrades from a helicopter which had crashed in the Malian desert and by securing them to the landing gear of another device in order to be able to free them from the area. fight against terrorists.