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Hallo Gents, :beer:

I was invited last week to attend an Irish Traditional Musical Review in the Sala Mare, City Hall, Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania,

the invite came via the Irish Ambassador H.E. Mr. John Morahan, and the Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, Mr. Emil Boc.

Guest of Honour being President of Ireland Mrs Mary McAleese and her husband Dr. Martin McAleese,

accompanied by her Aide-de-Camp, Colonel Declan Carberry.

The next morning I went on up to the "Heros Cemetery" in Cluj and photographed all the Soviet headstones,

after that I took a wander through the civil section of the graveyard and came across this one:

ROTARIU COSTACHE Born:- 24 II 1923 - Died:- X X X X

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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That's an interesting combination of awards.

Regarding the XX.XX.XX-- Is he, in fact, dead, or the photo is there awaiting him?

Hard to say Ricky, :beer:

he would be 85 now if still alive, perhaps I should check the phone book on my next visit :unsure:

I think he would have an interesting story to tell.

Looks like he has been preceded by his wife or wives though

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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