Haile Selassie 1st Harar Military Academy (1957 - 1977)

The history of officer training institutions in Ethiopia is relatively new. So, in fact, is the history of the professional Ethiopian army. Notwithstanding the rich ancient cultural and historical heritage of Ethiopia, its regular army, as such, was formally constituted just shortly before Fascist Italy's invasion of the country in 1935. The concept of a professional standing army is, therefore, a relatively new development for Ethiopia. It was through the peoples' militia organized under the country's autonomous regions or Mesafints than through its trained professional army that Ethiopia withstood sustained foreign encroachments and designs on its sovereignty, political independence and territorial integrity. The much celebrated Ethiopian victories over the centuries, including the rout of Italian forces at Adwa and Dogali in 1896 and 1905 respectively attest to the valor, heroism and the natural fighting spirit and skills of Ethiopia's traditional warriors (zematchoh). They were the bulwark and the vanguard of the Ethiopian people. They were the secret of Ethiopia's survival as a free and independent state for over 3000 years.

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Major General Abudulahi Umar

Passed away.


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Major Abebe Tefri

Passed away.


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Major Abera Banatyowalu

Passed away.


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Lieutenant Colonel Afework Habteselassie

Passed away.


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Brigadier General Afwork Woldemichael

He was executed by then Ethiopian Government.


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Brigadier General Ashebir Kebede

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Captain Asefa Wolde

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Desalegn Abebe

He was executed by PMAC (Derg).


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Major Iyasu Ayalkibet

He resides in USA.


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Major General Embibel Ayele

He resides somewhere in Africa.


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Brigadier General Fekade Kibebew

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Gebrehiwot Tesfatsion

Passed away.


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Captain Gelgalo Doyo

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Geremew Demissie

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Getachew Abebe

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Getahun Damte

Passed away.


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Lieutenant Girma Haileselassie

He resides in Canada.


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GC Girma Kebede

Died due to natural causes.


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Brigadier General Gugsa Mekonnen

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Hailemariam Abai

He was born in December 31, 1937 at Adowa, Tigrai Administrative Region. He started his education in Negiste Saba School at Adowa. Continued with his education in Teferie Mekonnen and Medhane Alem schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Joined the Air Force and later employed by Ethiopian Airlines. He was then admitted to the Agricultural College in Harar. In 1958, he joined the Military Academy at Harar and graduated as commissioned officer in 1960. Upon graduation, he joined the Imperial Body Guard.

From 1961 to 1962, he studied basic military engineering in Kirkee Poona, India. In 1962 joined the Haile Selasie University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. 1963 to 1967, he worked in various high level offices in the Ethiopian Armed forces i.e. Aid to the Ground Force Commander, aid to the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Chief Administrative Officer to the headquarters of the chief of staffs office. From 1972 to 1974, he was appointed Awraja Governor of Assosa Province in the administrative region of Wollega. He studied at Syracuse University New York from 1974 to 1978 and graduated with Masters degree in public administration. He became department head in the ministry of interior, namely Local Government and Department of Administration with a Vice minister title. From 1978 to 1979, he was appointed as permanent secretary of the Ministry of Coffee and Tea Development

From 1981 to 1982, he was employed by Pan African Institute for Development in Buea, Cameroon. From 1983 to present, he is employed by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, D.C. Major Haile Mariam is married to Wo. Tessemie Haile. They have five children (three girls and two boys).


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Brigadier General Hailu Teshome

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major General Hussen Ahmed

He resides in USA.


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Brigadier General Mekonnen Gebremariam

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Mamo Mezemir

He was executed.


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Colonel Melaku Tadese

Passed away.


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Lieutenant Mena-Semay Maimir

He resides in Canada.


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Lieutenant Mesfin Amare

He was executed.


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Colonel Mohamed Ali

Passed away.


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Major Mulugeta Kassa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Sahleselassie Mengesha

Passed away.


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Major Shimeles Metaferiya

He was killed in action.


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Major Mezlekiya Kebede (Solomon)

Passed away.


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Brigadier General Tadesse H. Meskel

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Tamene Dilnessaw

He resides in England.


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Major Tassew Negussie

He resides in Egypt.


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Captain Tesfamariam Negasi

He resides in Eritrea.


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Major Tibebe Menkir

He resides in USA.


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Colonel Wondayen Mihertu

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Yaregal Beyene

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Yilma Gizaw

He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Abdulkarim Mohamed

Passed away.


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Colonel Abebe Alemneh

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Aklilu Seyoum

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Dr Alemayehu Demissie

Killed in action.


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Brigadier General Alemayehu Seyoum

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major General Alihaji Abdulahi

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Argaw Kabtamu

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Aschalew Zeleke

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Ayalew Woldemeskel

Passed away.


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Colonel Belay Nega

Died due to natural causes.


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Major General Berhanu Jembere

Died in a plane accident.


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Colonel Berehe Kiflai

There is no disposition about Colonel Berhe Kiflai.


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Major Berhanu Bayih

On asylum at Italian Embassy, Addis Ababa


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Captain Daniel Zeleke

Died due to natural causes.


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Lieutenant Demisse Deresa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Captain Ephrem Jalata

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC Iyassu Haile Selassie

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Gebre Egziabehare Aklilu

He was killed in action.


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Major Gebru Nida

Died due to natural causes.


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Major Getachew Belachew

He was killed in action.


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Major Genetu Tenaw

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Giday Gebreselassie

He was killed in action.


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Colonel Goshu Wolde

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Hailu Shiferaw

Died due to natural causes.


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Major Kassa Gebreabe

He was executed by PMAC (Derg).


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Brigadier General Kebede Wolde Tsadik

He was executed by PMAC (Derg).


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GC Ketema Kebede

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Dawite Woldegiorgis

He resides in South Africa.


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Major Mamo Dinka

He was killed in action.


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Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Mersha Admasu

He was executed by PMAC (Derg).


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Major Michael Zewelde

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Mendaye Teferra

He resides in United Kingdom.


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GC Moges Beyene

Passed away while a cadet.


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Colonel Mohamed Ali

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Mulualem Aberra

Passed away in Yugoslavia.


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Major Muluneh Azene

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Retta Menkir

He was killed in action.


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GC Semere-ab Michael

He resides in Belgium.


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Brigadier General Tatek Tadesse

Died due to natural causes.


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Brigadier General Tadesse Beyene

Died due to natural causes.


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Brigadier General Tadesse Teklehaimanot

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Tadesse Tessema

He was executed by PMAC (Derg).


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Major Teferi Teklehaimanot

He passed away.


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Liutenant Colonel Tesfaye Abebe

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Tesfaye Berhanu

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC Tekle Haimanot

Died due to natural causes.


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Lieutenant Colonel Zegeye Kumsa

Died due to natural causes.


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Lieutenant Colonel Wako Yadeta

Died due to natural causes.


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Colonel Woldeyesus Woldemariam

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Wondirad Beyene

He resides in Kenya.


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Major Workiye Legesse

He was killed in action.


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Major Yayehyirad Kassahun

He resides in Germany.


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Colonel Yigzaw Abraha

He resides in USA.


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Major Yohanes Abate

He resides in USA.


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Colonel Yohanes Tiku

Died due to natural causes.


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Major Yoseph Yazew

He resides in USA.


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Brigadier General Zewdu Tadesse

Died due to natural causes.


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Captain Zerfu Enjamo

Died due to natural causes.


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Captain Zerfeaw Ayalew

Died due to natural causes.

GC# Name Last Known Rank
101 Admasu Makonen Lt Colonel
102 Alemayehu Adamu Brigadier General
103 Assefa Teferi Major
104 Asrat Assefa Major
105 Atnafu Ashebir Captain
106 Ayeresam G/Tsadick Major
107 Befekadu Wedajo Colonel
108 Berhanu Haile Lt Colonel
109 Berhan Alemu Colonel
110 Damena Gizaw Lt. Colonel
111 Debessa Arrero Lieutenant
112 Demessie T/Sellasie Major
113 Defabachew Tassew Captain
114 Ephraim Fikre-Mariam Major
115 Elias Geleta Colonel / Dr.
116 Endale G/Mariam Lt Colonel
117 Estifanos Gebreyes Major
118 Feleke Eshete Bregadier General
119 Fentaneh Kassa Captain
120 Fisseha Desta Lt Colonel
121 Getachew Abebe Lieutenant
122 Getachew Bekele Colonel
123 Getachew Haile Captain
124 Goshu Abebe Major
125 Hailu Kebede Major
126 Haile-Mariam Cadet
127 Hussein Beshir Lt Colonel
128 Yacob Sahle Lt Colonel
129 Kiros Alemayehu Major
130 Lemma Legesse Lt Colonel
131 Mebratu Abebe Major
132 Mehari Measho Major
133 Mekbib Tekle-Mariam Colonel/Dr
134 Mohamed Alinur Hussien Colonel/Dr
135 Mohammed Yassin Major
136 Mulugeta Kebede Major
137 Mulugeta Wubshet Lt Colonel/Dr
138 Negash Tesfa-Tsion Major
139 Salelsa Jalo Major
140 Seifu Demessie GC
141 Seifu Demessie Cadet
142 Shiferaw Dagne Lt. Colonel
143 Shiferaw Gutema Lieutenant
144 Tamiru Makonnen Lt Colonel
145 Tatek Gebre Mariam Colonel/Dr
146 Taye Zerihun Lieutenant
147 Keseteberhan T/Berhan Bregadier General
148 Temesgen Gemechu Major
149 Tesfaye Tsemru Lt Colonel
150 Tebebu Shiferaw Lieutenant
151 Yalem G/Meskel Lieutenant
152 Yohanese Gurmessa Colonel
153 Yohannes Tsegie Cadet
154 Zewengel Tesfatsion Colonel
155 Geoffrey Maryale ?
156 Tadesse Negash Lieutenant
157 Goitom Yohannes Cadet
158 Deresse Kaba Lt Colonel
159 Beretta Gomoraw Brigadier General
160 Abreham Sinkoma Captain
GC# Name Last Known Rank
161 Abebe Haileselassie Brigadier General
162 Abraham G. Egziabher Major
163 Abraham Woldekidan Colonel
164 Alehegne Mekonnen Colonel Dr
165 Amdissa Gemtessa Colonel
166 Araya Tsegaye Liutenant
167 Assefa Ayele Major
168 Assefa Kebede Colonel
169 Assegid Tadesse GC
170 Ayele Gebeyehu Colonel
171 Ayele Mekuria Colonel/Dr.
172 Berhanu W. Tensae Major
173 Damtew Kassa Colonel
174 Dagnachew Tessema Major
175 Fitsum G Selassie GC
176 Gaga Oljo Dr/Brgadier General
177 G. Yesus Bekele Lieutenant
178 Getahun Delessa Colonel/Dr.
179 Getachew Kabtihyimer Captain
180 Girma Moges Major
181 Hagos Gershen Major
182 Iyob Gebreamlak Colonel
183 Kebede Nigatu GC
184 Lema Chiko Major
185 Lishan Hailemeskel Major
186 Makonnen Tefera Colonel Dr.
187 Melaku Kassegn Colonel
188 Melese G. Mariam Colonel
189 Mulugeta Hagos major
190 Sahilemichael Zerfu Dr./Major
191 Seyoum Waktola Captain
192 Tamirat Asfaw Major
193 Takele Tadesse GC
194 Teferi Gemechu GC
195 TesfaGhorgis Gizaw Major
196 Tesfaye Habtemariam Brigadier General
197 Tesfaye Hailu Major
198 Teshome Yirgu Lieutenant/Colonel
199 Tibebe Abebe Major/Dr.
200 Yesgat Mekonnen Major/Dr.
201 Yohannes Herui GC
202 Wogayehu Turra Brigadier General
203 Afework Abriha Captain Dr.
204 Abraham Biyena Colonel
205 Alwan Yussuf Major
207 Getachew Gelagle Lieutenan
208 Getachew Tessema Lieutenant
209 Hailu Kafane Brigadier General Dr.
210 Mulugeta Kassa Lieutenant
211 Tesfaye Belaye Major
212 Yilma Beteselassie Colonel Dr.
213 Guta Aredo Captain
214 Estifanos Melak Colonel
215 Berhane Tesfaye Captain
217 Gezahegen Yitayilgn Major
218 Ali Yusuf Lieutenant/Colonel
219 Mulugeta Takele Lieutenant/Colonel
220 Belay Giorgis Colonel/Dr.
221 Mulugeta Mamo Colonel
224 Mengistu Akalu GC

Information not available at the moment.


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Colonel P.J. Okoli


He is from Onitsha, Nigeria. Comes from a family of 9 children. He originally fancied the priesthood, but found his way into the Academy through the Nigerian Military School, Zaria. Plays all games; Football for the Academy. Interested in detective fiction, music, drama, debating, dancing and photography. Pet aversion: pimples; personal philosophy: “wait and see”.
He is in Nigerian army.


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Lieutenant F.D. Mussa

From the same school as Okoli’s, Musa thought of becoming a lawyer, until the dynamic influence of the RSM at school set him on a military career. Plays all games (except squash rackets); Captain of the Academy Football Team. Other interests: swimming and dancing. Would like to visit, if he can, Hawai, for the obvious reasons. Chief passion good food, any kind, in plenty.


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L.O. Ihenacho

Eldest in a family of 7 children from Owerir, Nigeria. The Nigerian Military School and a boyhood admiration for ancient Spatta led-hkn to a military career. Loves all games and sports, reading and dancing. Would like to marry only when he can afford it, no matter how late.


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Mbadiwe

A product of the Govt. Technical Institute, Enugu, Nigeria. He developed an early passion for Mathematics which continues to rule him every now and then. Favourite games: tennis and squash. Chief hobbies: photography, debating and dancing. By means of subtle (mathematical) calculations, he has come to the conclusion that 27 is the’critical’ age for marriage.


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Augustine Azubugo

From the Nigerian MidWest, the eldest of six sons. Once he dreamed of becoming a doctor or engineer. Now he hopes to do well as an army officer, and retire to a quiet life in his village !as a country gentleman. Plays football and tennis: interested in athletics I(jumps), music, dancing and reading


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Peter I. Adomokai

From Kaduna, Nigeria. Began with dreams of becoming a scholar and a poet, but has come down to the more earthly ambitions of soldiering and a quiet life of retirement in the country. Ruling passion: eating and dancing. (He dances even when is alone!) Other interests: music, photography and smoking.


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Sunny O. Ifere

Born in Igumale. Nigeria. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a railway station master. Interested in games: but his ruling passions are music, dancing and cycling. Sunny claims to be able to eat anything edible; likes to waltz, have a lot of friends of both sexes and to get married by the time he is 30.


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Robert Obeya

From N. Nigeria (Oturkpo), comes of a family of seven children- His early ambition was to be a pilot or a doctor. Plays football, for the Academy, and is interested in tennis, cricket and hockey. Loves music, especially Nigerian. Home-loving and practical-minded, Robert hopes to find the ideal wife when he is about 25. Admires W. Germany’s post-war recovery.


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Ezekiel Umaru

Comes from Guyuk, Nigeria. His early dream was of becomine a graduate in agriculture, but he confesses that the dominant influence on him at school was of ‘girls’. Plays hockey and football. Tirelessly steady in the boxing ring. Interested in photography, travel and dancing. Prefers Nigerian music and food. Hopes to enter politics, on retiring from the army.


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R. A. Maciver

From Zaria, N. Nigeria. He wanted to be an architect but now hopes to work his way to the top as an infantry officer. Plays many games, especially tennis and squash. Interested in photography, stamp collecting and in marrying a certain girl doing her BSc. (Hons) way back in Nigeria, when he is 30. Proud of his African heritage.


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Colonel Girma Alemayehu

Born in Harar, Girma started going to school rather late (at 9). A product of Gen. Wingate Secondary School. Wanted to be a doctor. Plays all games and represents the Academy in basketball. Other interests: coin-collecting and letter-writing. Prefers Ethiopian music and Western dance. In his view, 30 is the ripe age for marriage. Loves hard work and children. Hates ‘sponge’ above all
He resides in Tanzania.


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Lieutenant Bogale Tefera

From Nazareth. Heir apparent of a family of three. Started schooling late and wanted to be a doctor, though he is now happy to be in the army. Plays football and volley ball and is interested in stamp collecting, reading and dancing. Hopes to marry a home loving girl at 25, visit India and see the Taj Mahal. He hates nothing.
He resides in Ethiopia


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Captain Makonennen Degu

The youngest in ta family of six children, from Arussie, Digelu. Had his early schooling at Gen, Wingate School, and wanted to be a farmer. Wanted to marry at 30 and ‘live in comfort’. Plays football, volleball and basketball. Hobbies: camping, hunting and dancing.
He was killed in action


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Lieutenant Gebrewolde Lemma

From Addis Ababa. Only son of his parents. Fancied himself as an engineer of the future, but now he wants only to excel in his profession, marry at 30 and raise a happy family. Plays many games; basketball for the Academy. Interests: instrumental music and dancing
He resides in Ethiopia


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GC Kifle Demissie


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Lieutenant Akalu Makonnen

Scholar from Arussie-Assela. Dreamt the usual dreams of becoming a doctor or an engineer. Believes in hard work fo he progress of Ethiopia. Recommends early marriage (in the 20s). Interested in most games. Hobby: photography. Other interests: music and dancing. Holds, with Bernard Shaw. the view that poverty is a crime.


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Colonel Mesfin Teklemariam

God-fearing Tesfamariam comes of a large family (11 children) in Addis. He fancied the medical profession first until the smart army officers in the Capital turned his attention to a career in the army. Plays basketball and volleyball for the Academy. Hobbies: reading and hotography, music and dancing. marriage plans: between 28 and 33 years of age.
He resides in Ethiopia


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Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Tadele Dessie


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Lieutenant Tadesse Ambaye

The last of a family of l2 children, this dimunitive Tigrean comes from Makalle. His childhood ambitions varied from governor – generalship of the province to bus-driving. Plays tennis squash and football. Interested in debating, reading and riding Hopes to write at least one book. Hates ‘yesmanship’ above all and loves a joke no matter what colour !
He resides in Ethiopia


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Colonel Yoseph Petros

From a famiy of nine in Asmara. Science and Philosophy claimed his early attention, but a wise father sent him to Gen Wingate School in Addis where from he arrived here. Plays football basketball and tennis. Interested in electronics, reading and debating. A self-confessed amateur archeeologist. Likes dancino mainly for the vigorous exercise it entails. Hopes to marry when he is 27.
He resides in Ethiopia


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Lieutenant Colonel Genet Liben


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Captain Tesfamichael Woldeyohanes

From Addis. He had always wanted to become a doctor, an ambition which he hopes to fulfil somehow. Plays squash, basketball and volleyball. Painting and music are his hobbies. Would like to marry a like-minded girl at 27 and visit France ‘the cradle of modern European culture’. Hates nothing.
He resides in the USA


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Lieutenant Colonel Melles Tesfamariam

Born in Asmara. His early ambitions were pastoral and medical. Proximity to the Academy (he studied at Medhane Alem, Harar) turned his thoughts to soldiering from which he hopes to retire at 50 to a settled life in a farm. Plays football and basketball. Hobbies: camping, hunting, photography and dancing.
He resides in Ethiopia


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O Emeka


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Colonel Abraham Kassa

Youngest in a family of 8, he come from Adowa. This stocky Tigrean started schooling late and wanted to join the Navy. Plays football and basketball for the Academy, and is interested in volleball, photography, reading and collecting gramaphone records. A cheerful customer in the boxing ring. Undecided about the right time for marriage. (He should ask Sgt Mbadiwe -Ed).
He resides in Ethiopia


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Colonel Kassaye Kifle

This bespectacled shoan comes of a family of 9. His earliest ambition was only to lead a happy life. Plays all games and is Captain of the Academy Basketball Team. Loves woodwork, dramatics and riding. Was the ‘best loser’ in this year’s boxing contest. As for marriage, he is delightfully vague: ‘it depends on the circumstances’
He resides in Ethiopia


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Lieutenant Colonel Gebayeneh Bekele

From Kambolcha, Harar. Rather a late starter. Gebeyeneh has always wanted to be in the army. His interests are limited to volleyball, reading, riding, music and dancing. Opts for late marriage (30-35)to an educated and employed girl. He is all for new and progressive ideas.


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Brigadier General Tesfaye Arreru

From Arussi. Eldest of three, his early ideas were of a career as doctor, lawyer or engineer. Plays football and basketball, loves music, food and dancing. Happy to be in the army. Romantically inclined, he hopes to meet the right girl at 25 and visit France (with her, we suppose!) .
He is believed to be missing in action.


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Captain Nigussie Tesfamariam

He was executed by the then military junta of Ethiopia a.k.a. DERG


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Captain Aligaz Kebede

From Geregera, Dessie. His early ambition to be a doctor or an engineer – continues to retain its hold on him still. Plays football, volleyball and basketball; loves reading and hunting. Interested in electronics. Prefers Ethiopian food but likes western dancing and music. Would like to marry after he is 28 but before 32. Hates ‘jealousy and drunkenness’.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Yohanes Wakjira

From Addis Ababa. One of three brothers, Yohannes started schooling late and his only ambition was to succeedin whatever field he chose. Plays most games, especially football. Tough in the boxing ring. Interested in riding, hiking, hunting, music and dancing. Can eat ‘anthing possible’. Would like to marry any time after he is 22, girl with a ‘passionate heart’. philosophy about life: ‘one visit to the game is enough’.
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Meles Wolde Yohannes

This small-made Gurage had his early schooling in Debre Berhan and wanted to be a rich farmer. Plays football and volleyball and likes genna. Prefers photography to art (the camera can do it better than he can!) Hopes to specialise in Law and marry before he is 27. Loves young plants and animals
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Tamirat Yilma

Youngest in a family of 3 from Keressa. Deeply philosophical in outlook. Plays basketball and volleyball; likes riding and hunting. Fond of Ethiopian food, he is among the few who don’t dance. Hopes to remain a bachelor, but we hope he will change his mind when the right girl comes along!
He's whereabout is not known.


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Captain Demissie Sheferaw

This Shoan started regular schooling only at 10, and wanted to make up for it by going to the university and becoming a teacher. Plays most games and is interested in reading, films, hunting and music. Would marry only after he has become a captain. Hates ‘boot-licking and boot-lickers’.
He was executed by the military junta of Ethiopia a.k.a. DERG


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Colonel Tamirat Asseged

From Addis, had early dreams of becoming a political hero, but his present ambitions are limited to the military profession. Plays football, volleyball and tennis; interested in hiking, reading and philosophy. Uncertain about the time for marriage. “Better late than never” seems to be his motto.
He resides in the USA.


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Philip Cnyukweli


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S. L. Yussuf

From lagos, Nigeria. One of six brothers. Early enough, he decided to join the army or the police and found his way here through the Federal Science School, Lagos. Plays most games, especially football and squash. Boxes well. Other interests: photography, riding and sewing. Would marry only when he can afford it. Hates loneliness but loves to hit the lonely bed, all the same, (especially on holidays).


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Major Innocent Ihemekwele

Youngest of 5 children from Okigwi, Nigeria.His earliest ambition was to study and do reasearch in indigenous medicine. Plays most games, especially squash in which he is the Academy Champion. Interested in photography, music, food and dancing (Western preferred). Present ambitions: to do well in the army and to start raising a happy family at the age of 30. Hates ‘injustice’ above all and loves good food.


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U. A. Mohammed

From N. Nigeria (Hadejia) of a prolific family of 11 children (‘so far’, he says). He reached the Academy via Govt. College, Kaduna. Plays squash and tennis and is interested in riding, cycling, rading, music and dancing. Admires the Swedes for their freedom from race prejudice. Looks forward to marriage at 25 and a happy home. Ambition: to join the engineers.


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Andrew Nwanikwo

From Abakalrii, Nigeria. As a boy, big-made Andrew fancied himself behind the steering wheel of a big truck until he joined the Nigerian Military School. Now he longs to do well and rise to the top of his chosen profession. Fond of dancing, music and food Plays football and likes reading and photography. Marriage plans- before he is 30


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John A Kpera

From a faimly of 8 children in N. Nigeria (Mbaatom). He thought he wouild be a teacher until he found he could be happier in the army. Plays football and squash. Interests: photography, reading, dancing and handicrafts. Hopes to marry at 25 or whenever he ‘can afford it’.


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Brigadier General Mohammed Alisaleh

Devout and dimunitive Mohammed is the youngest in a family of four from Adi Kaleh. His early dreams were of becoming a sheikh or a teacher or a motor driver until he hit an army career. Plays football, basketball, tennis and volleyball. Other interests: music, home-food, dancing and ancient Greek civilization. Hopes to marry in his twenties.


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Lieutenant Colonel Terefe Wolde Tensia

From Debre-Markos, Gojjam, of a family of 9 children. Politics and economics caught his early fancy at school, but his Present ambitions are to do well in the army and to raise a happy family after marrying a nurse or a teacher at 26-28. Plays many games especially volleyball. Interests: touring, photography, music and Ethiopic.
He resides in London.


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Colonel Kidane Gebre Igziabher

From Asmara, of a family of eight chil dren. His only ambition has been to be happy. Plays football For the Academy. Other interests: basketball, riding and ancient Egyptian monuments. Undecided on the question of marriage. A ‘plain blunt man’ who loves good things and hates bad things.
He resides in Eritrea.


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Brigadier General Kidane Teklu

From Aksum. As a choolboy in Asmara, he fancied hlmself as a future pilot, a sailor or a doctor. Plavs football, volleyball and tenms – other interests: photography, riding, hunting, reading and travel. Hopes to marry at 25 a girl who is ‘kind, educated and economical’


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Lieutenant Bekele Seboka

Passed away.


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Lt/Dr. Belaye Abegaz

Dr. Belaye Abegaz lives in addis. Please refer to his current achievement at http://www.chfe.org.et


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Cap./MD Belaye Tsegaye

He was executed by the Military Junta (Derg)


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Major Beshah Legesse

Passed away.


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Lieutenant Colonel Bezabeh Alemayehu


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Lieutenant Bizu W. Michael

He resides in USA.


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Colonel Endeshaw Baalem

He passed away.


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Captain Engidawork T. Mariam


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Bregadier General Erkyihun Belay


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Captain Eyasu Zego

He was killed in action.


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Colonel Fekede Engida

He was executed by the military junta aka ‘DERG’


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Captain G Hiwot Teferi

He was executed by the military junta aka ‘DERG’


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Lieutenant Colonel Getahun Kifle

He passed away


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Lieutenant Colonel Getachew Tessema

He was killed in action.


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Major Girum Abebe

He was killed in action.


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Brigadier General Behailu Kindu


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Brigadier General Hailom G. Silasie

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Jemal Aba Garo

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Kedir Bikare

He was killed in action.


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Captain Kifleselassie W. Yohannes

He was killed in action.


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Brigadier General Legesse Teferra

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Manaye Lemma

He passed away.


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GC Markos W Senbet


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Major Mitiku Getahun

He passed away.


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Major Moges W Michael

He was executed by PMAC aka DERG


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GC Mosses Smith

He resides in South Africa.


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Colonel Mulugeta Abadefar


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Lieutenant Colonel Mulugeta Mezgebu

He passed away.


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Lieutenant Mulugeta W. Selassie

He passed away.


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Lieutenant Phillip Kossana

Last information about Lieutenant Philip Kossana was that he was in South Africa.


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Bregadier General Syefe Selassie Alemu


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Major Siyum Woldeyes

He was killed in action.


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Colonel Shiferaw Tilaye


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Major Simretu Bajeba


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Captain Sine Musie


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Captain Sintayehu Jembere

He passed away.


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Captain/Dr. Siyum Simegne

Captain Dr. Seyoum Simange Zegiorgis came to the United States in January, 1983, and began his undergraduate and graduate studies and obtained his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees at the Universities of Texas at Dallas , North Texas and Texas A&M, respectively. He has been teaching Computer Networking Technologies in various colleges in Dallas before he started work for leading corporations in the United States . He joined State Farm Insurance as their Information Security professional, and moved to Bloomington , Illinois , USA , in June 2000. After a brief consulting practice, he joined the British Standards Institution (BSI-Americas) as their Client Manager. He is a certified Lead Auditor assessing compliance to the ISO Standards for Quality, Aerospace, Information Systems Security and Information Technology Management Systems. He holds professional certifications as an Information Security Auditor, Information Systems Security and Project Management Professional. His teaching and research areas includes Urban and Regional Development Research. His area of expertise and consulting practice include: Information Systems Auditing, Information Systems Security Management, Project Management; Library Information Management and College Teaching.


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Lieutenant Colonel Tadesse W. Giorgis


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Lieutenant Tamene Cherinet


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Colonel Tibebe Muleta


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Colonel Teka Shikur


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Captain Terefe Huluka


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Colonel Tesfaye Bahta


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Lieutenant Tesfaye Beyene

He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Tesfaye Tefera


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Brigadier General Tesfaye Tirfe

He was executed by the “Derg”.


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Brigadier General Tsegaye Habtih Yemer


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Lieutenant Colonel W. Mariam Haile

He was executed by the “Derg”.


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Captain Worku Edgigu

He passed away while in exile in the Sudan.


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Major General Webishet Dessie

He is currently in jail.


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Colonel Yilma Tadesse

He passed away.


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Lieutenant Nikocha Charlie

The last information suggests that Lt. Nikocha Charlie was in Nigeria.


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Lieutenant Siyum Alemu


GC# Name Last Known Rank
Ignore Beyne
Abdulkarim Ahmed
Aberra Ghidey
Alemayehu Tiruneh
Arega W Yohannes
Assefa Bekele
Bekele Assegid
Bekele Gebermeskel
Berhanu Berhe
Bekele Kassaye
Berhanu Mengistu
Ayele Damtew
Daniel GHebrelul
Dawit Gebru
Defersha Action
Eshetu Begashaw
Fikru W Selassie
Solomon Getachew
Getahun Erku
Girma Tadesse
Girma Action
Girma Tekleab
Gizachew Wondirad
Habtemariam Habte
Joseph Wills Nyamagwa
Kassa Gebre
Kassahun Tirfe
Kassaye Gebreselassie
Mammo Kassa
Mengesha commit
Mellesse Maru
Mitiku Damte
Moges Bekeble
Mohammed Kabir
Negussie Beshah
Negussie Dinku
PA Muthors .. u
Selamu Wassyihun
Solomon Aradom
Tadesse Demessew
Tessema Tarekgne
Mulugeta Tefera
Tesfamariam Ameha
Tesfaye Tuffa
Teshome Ambaye
Woubalem Mitiku
Jared Debella
Yoseph Petros
Andrew Nwanikwo
Zerihun Berhehe
Zewdie Mengesha

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Colonel Abebe Tolessa

Born in 1939, Shoa. One of 4 children in the family. Bright eyed Abebe thought of joining the University and raduating in Law. Now, his ambition is to get into the aviation wing of the army. Plays most games. Hobbies: music, photography, stamp-collecting and travelling. Likes to waltz. Would marry between 27 and 35 provided he “can afford it”. Interested in visiting many countries abroad.
Currently resides in Ethiopia


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Colonel Begashaw Zelleke

Born in 1939, Addis Ababa. Youngest of 8 children in the family. His early plans were of a legal or medicial carier. While at school, he was powerfully influenced by his English teacher and by his elder brother who is now a mechanic. Scholarly in outlook, he is interested in reading, writing, hiking and music. Begashaw has no aptitude for dancing. Doesn’t intend to marry. Of all the places in the world’, he would to visit South Africa first, to see things for himself.
He rose to the rank of Colonel in the Ethiopian Army before he passed away.


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Colonel Admasu Sileshi

Born in 1939, Debre Marcos. From a family of 8 children Young Admasu wanted to be either a «don» or a «doc» before he finally decided on following his father’s protession. Plays most games. Fond of French food and language, and Jan-Reeves’ music. Marriage plans:-between 25 and 30 to a girl “not too tall or beauttftrl-»! Having already been to France, he would now like tosee Hawaii and Israel
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Gebeyehu Osman

Born in 1939, Gojam. One of 5 children in the family. Geology was his first love; then, soldiering took its place. Plays almost all games except cards which he considers «ungentlemanly». Hobbies include reading and hunting. Prefers home food: that is, perhaps, why he has already found the girl who is to be his future wife! Would like to visit the USA to gain more knowledge in his profession.
He resides in the USA


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Aly Hassan

Born in 1937, Moshi, Tanzania. From a prolific stock of 12. Early in life, Aly fancied arming or soldiering for a career. Plays most games, but keen on painting, ardening, shooting and dancing. One of his great ambitions in life is to « build a house ». Already engaged to a girl in Tanzama «who doesn t use cosmetics”.
He is in the Tanzanian army.


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Lieutenant Colonel Asrat Ayele

Born in 1937, Yirgalem. One of 3 in the family, Asrat fancied, as a boy, in the cockpit of a plane or in a or in a surgeon’s smock; now, he has his eye- on- farming on retirerneht from tfe army. Prays most games interested in stamps, reading, riding, hunting and typewriting. Dances the Jerk. Would marry only after 27 a girl from his own village, «religious educated, beautiful». Keen on visiting at least one of the holy places.
He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Ethiopian Army before he passed away


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Azach Mekonnen


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Lieutenant Colonel Dagnatchew Shibeshi

Born in 1940, Dessie. Second child in a family of 9. hIS ambition was to become ia doctor. Plays almost all games; keen on reading, hiking, swimming and typewriting. Prefers the slow dances. Would marry after 25, a girl who is « well-qualified, lovable and loving». The lands he likes to visit are Japan, USA and Jermany.
He resides in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.


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Brigadier General Demissie Goshu


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Engida Demissie


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Demissie Assefa


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Dr./Lieutenant Colonel Getachew Mebratu

Born in 1937, Dessie. one of 9 children in the family, Getachew’s earliest plans were of a pastoral life. Plays squash, basketball and football; interested in French, Photography and coin-collecting. Can tolerate western dish except spaghetti and macaromi. Vigorous dancer. Favorite dallce: Esketa. Would marry when he can, a girl who is gentle home-loving and a good looking. One of his ambitions is to visit Spain and witness a bullfight.
He resides in the USA


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Major Girma Tadele

Born in 1938, Harar. From a family of 9 children. Girma first fancided the career of a doctor, before deciding on a career in the army. Plays most games; keen on riding, hunting, photgraphy and dancing-Jerk. prefers to marry rather late-around 30 “a good looking, home-loving nurse”. Would like to see the rest of Africa and then visit Japan
He was killed in action.


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Captain Kebede Kadjela

Born in 1940, Wollega. From a family of 10 childreri. Kebede first fancied the career of a teacher or of a pilot. 7years of life in a hostel, he claims, have at least cured him of his social inhibitions: he wouldn’t any longer «shiver at the sight of a beautiful girl, which most boys do». (Do they?- Ed.) Plays most games, basketball for the Academy. Interests: swimming, photography, riding. Can eat anything. Marriage at 28. Would like to visit Sweden.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Legesse Dagne

Born in 1939, Shoa. Eldest of 4 in the family, Legesse had early dreams of an engineering career. Plays most games; keen on riding, reading and sports in general. Fond of dancing- the Jerk, of course. He has no intentions of getting married at any time as he firmly believes that «love ls cause of all worry ». Devout and peace-loving, Legesse would like to visit Jerusalem.


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Major Mitiku Asefa

Born in 1937, Addis Ababa. Eldest of 3 children. He had no doubts about the choice of a career: soldiering was his first and only choice. More fond of indoor games. Hobbies: music, reading and painting. Mitiku doesn’t like to dance. Would marry at “any suitable time” a “true Christian of average beauty”. Wishes to visit Ghana as he admires the colour and beauty of Ghanaian costumes.
He was killed in action


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Captain Muluken Worku

1939, Begamder. Eldest of 5 children in the family, Muluken had only one childhood ambition: to be a traveller; hobby: photography. Doesn’t mind western food; more positive in his liking for western music and dancing. Another candidate for the aviation wing of the army. Marriage plans: at 25. The girl should be «docile and sympathetic». Would like to visit India. If he were to be born again, he would rather be born as a bird!
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Mitiku Damte

Born in 1937, Addis Ababa. Eldest of 3 children. He had no doubts about the choice of a career: soldiering was his first and only choice. More fond of indoor games. Hobbies: music, reading and painting. Mitiku doesn’t like to dance. Would marry at “any suitable time” a “true Christian of average beauty”. Wishes to visit Ghana as he admires the colour and beauty of Ghanaian costumes.
He was killed in action


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Lieutenant Teferra Mekonnen

Born in 1937, Balle, Goba. Big brother to 3 girls, Teferra had his early education in Debre Brehan. He had his eye on an army career quite early in life, though his first love was Law. Plays almost all games; football and volleyball for the Academy. Loves to dance- the Jerk and the Boogey are his favourites. Can’t stand western food, though. Hopes to marry at 28 and see Germany and Israel. Teferra believes in hard work
He was killed in action.


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Teshome Fiukre


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Lietenant Colonel Yimam Mohammed

Born in 1939, Wollo. Eldest of 10 children in the family. The army was his first choice. Interested in games, particularly in Genna, he is more keen on his hobbies which include reading, writing, stamp-collecting, hunting and «girls». Likes French food most but prefers to dance the Ethiopian way. Between 21 and 25, he would like to marry “a Jovial girl from Ancharo”. (The prettiest girls come from Ancharo, he says). Hawaii and Japan are the two lands he would love to visit
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Zewde biratu

Born in 1939, Addis Ababa. Also «Prince of Wales» in a family of 9 children, Zewdie had several boyhood ambitious ranging from medicine and engineering to politics, farming and soldiering. Plays most games; keen on tennis and chess. Fond of dancing, and of the good life free of all cares and worries. So, he would rather avoid «the trap ofmatrimony» until he is 30. The girl, however, should be «very good-looking and not self-centred », Would like to see the rest of Africa
He works as a consultant in Addis.


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Joseph (Namibian Army)


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Rapanda K (Namibian Army)


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Colonel Adane Yemiru

Born in 1937, Bale. From a family of 10 children. Adane has had several ambitions: farming, advocacy and flying. Today, his aim is to join the aviation wing of the army, thanks to his early education at the Air Force School for 3 years. Has pleasant memories of the 7 years he spent in all in boarding schools. Fond of swimming, riding, reading and travel. Doesn’t care much for dancing. Marriage: any time after 2 years, when he finds the right girl- “honest and companionable”. Wishes to visit Israel
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Muluwassey Ambay

Born in 1936, Gondar. Comes of a prolific stock of 14. He fulfilled his first ambition of flying by being in the Air Force for sometimes during which he saw many lands and peoples. Keeps goal for the Academy; squash-rackets champion for this vear. Will eat western only if the alternative is to starve! Has given up dancing in preference to sitting it out, listening to soft music. Would like to marry «a like-minded preferably poor». Yet another pilgrim for Jerusalem.
He is Awraja administrator in Ethiopia.


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Mattayo Mathsmba

Born in 1936, Mbinga, Tanzania. One of 7 in the family. Engineering and soldiering had equal claims on his boyhood fancy. Deep-voiced, big-eyed Mattayo is a lover of fun. Plays football and is intereested in swimming and photography. Fond of dancing: there is nothing better than the Pachanga merangue, in his opinion, and for this reason, he would like to visit Congo Kinshasa. Would like to marry only an African girl.
Last information suggests that he is still serving in Tanzanian army.


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Asegedom Hiwot


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Brigadier General Asaminew Bedane

Born in 1936, Shoa. One of 5 children in the family, Asaminew had two early ambitions: teaching and advocacy. Plays hockey for the Academy. Hobbies: riding, photography and shooting. Patriotic in his tastes for food and music. Dances only occasionally. On retirement from the army, he would like to be either a farmer or a judge. Pious by temperament, he hopes to marry at 28 and visit Jerusalem
He is an Ethiopian ambasador in Mosco.


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Colonel Baible Getaneh

Born in 1939, Gondar., From a generous crop of 11 children. Baible hopes to realize his earliest ambition some day- to be a pilot. Plays all games; football and volley-ball for the Academy. Main hobby: riding. Cossmopolitan in tastes. Prefers the Pachanga among dances. Undecided about marriage, he looks forward to visiting modern Israel
He resides in USA


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Colonel Abebe Ayana Ahmed

Born in 1941 in Wollega. One of the 14 children of his father. Farming and teaching were his earliest ambitions. The formative influence of his shcooldays were the writing of Voltaire and John Locke. Interested ingeames, he is keen on music (Sam Cooke and Alemayehu Eshete), photography and electronics. Consmopolitan in tastes and philosophical by temperament, he does not wish to marry. He would rather travel round the world, “escorting fair damsels”!
He resides in Ethiopia


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Captain Tamene Eshete

1935, Arrussi. Big-built Tamene is one of 6 children in the family. He too wanted to be a teacher first. Plays most games, but chiefly interested in music, reading, hunting, and electronics. Fond of dancing. Not choosy about food-quality and quantity are the only things that matter. Would marry whenever convenient. Hopes to devote himself to public affairs on retiring from the army. Wishes to visit Great Britain.
He has passed away.


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Captain Kebede Tarekegne

Born in 1940, Wollo; The middle one in a’family of 5 children. He first thought of becoming a farmer, and then decided to join the army to give full scope of his "espirit de corps". Plays most games-interested in French language, western food, stamp-collecting, reading and dancing. Must marry before he is 30, a "Christian, preferably a nurse". Would like to visit France again!
He is missing in action


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Lieutenant Colonel/Dr. Kumesa Kalbesa

Born in 1937, Wollisso, Shoa. One of 7 in the family. He too wanted to be a doctor first. Plays vollevball and hockey. Hobbies: stamp-collecting, riding, reading, (philosophy). electronics and photography. Patriotic in food habits. Would marry, when the time comes, a girl “who has passed the I2th grade, is a nurse by profession and has beautiful hair». Hopes to become a pilot. The lands he would like to visit are Japan and Israel.


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Colonel Mesfin Asefa

1934, Addis Ababa. Eldest of the 9 children of his parents, Mesfin went to Gen. Wingate School and decided on an army career. Enjoyed boarding school life. Plays most games; volleyball for the Academy. Hobbies include reading, music, debating, dancing (the Tango) and «watching small children at play». Non-commital about marriage. Sweden is the one foreign land he would ike to visit. Like Muluken, he would rather be born again as a bird!
He was executed by the Provisional Military Councel AKA DERG


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Lieutenant Colonel Mulugeta G. Kidan

Born in 1935, Harrar. Also from an impressive stock (10 children in the family), Mulugeta first wanted to be a doctor. The Academy then turned his thoughts to a career in the army. Plays all games; football and basketball for the Academy. Other interests: reading, riding, films and typewriting. Would marry «a sociable girl» at 30, Not interested in foreign travel; must see the rest of Ethiopia first. Hates partiality most.
He passed away.


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Colonel Solomon G. Yesus

Born in 1938, Shoa. From a family of 2 children. He first fancied farming. Has pleasant memories of life in a boarding school. Plays most games; football for the Academy. Hobbies: travel, coin-collecting films, music, French. Can eat anything except « crabs, snakes, rats and frogs». Would dance only when compelled. Uncertain of the time for marriage, but certain enough that the girl should be «educated, honest and beautiful». Sweden and Israel are the foreign lands he would like to visit
He resides in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia


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Lieutenant Tesfaye Wondimagegnehu

1936, Harrar. One of 7 children in the family. To start with, Tesfaye wanted to be a high school teacher. Plays most games; vollevbail and basketball for the Academy. Hobbies: music and photo-graphy. While he has a patriotic palate, he has a cosmo- politan ear for music. Another candidate for the aviation wing of the armv. When the time comes, he will marry a girl of «average looks and good character». Admires the Israelis
He died in an accident.


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Colonel/Dr. Yimam Amede

Born in 1936, Dessie. Yimam has only one brother. He too first fancied teaching before deciding on an army career. Hefty Yirmam plays most games; his hobbies include reading and hunting. Prefers home food, but not averse to western music and dancing. He simply does not like to marry. Of the foreign lands he would like to visit, India and Egypt take precedence
He resides in Addis.


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Colonel Zewdie Zerihun

Born in 1936, Addis-Ababa. From a famil of 9 children. Zewdie’s early dreams were of becoming a lawyer or detective. Not too keen on games and sports except on football, but a «keen observer» ot men and affairs. Interested in music, electronics and dancing- the Twist. Will marry when he can, a «well-behaved » girl. Would like.to visit Italy and Greece to see the ruins of ancient Rome and Atliens. Believes in hard work and hates jealousy above all
He resides in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia


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ND Abdul Fath Abdulahi

Born in 1949, Harrar. Tall and lean, Abdul the only brother in a family of three children wanted to be ‘no one in particular’when he was a boy nor has he any future ambitions. ‘Uncle Bob’ as he is known amongst his friends, is fond of reading “All is grist in my mill” and swimming. No defenite views on marriage. Loves Aderian folk music.
He resides in Saudi Arabia.


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Lieutenant Ahmed Abdul Wahid

Born in 1946, Harrar. Third inn family of ten, Ahmed wanted to be a social worker; in fact lie had served as the Director of literary campaign in rural Harrar for nearly one and a half years without accepting any remuneration. Soft spoken and amiable by nature, ‘Big Chief Pueblo’ wants to settle down early. Fond of Indian Music and European food.
He resides in Canada.


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ND Ali Abdurahman

Born in 1946, Harrar. Ali’s early ambition was to become a. pilot but now that he has joined the army he hopes to be a ‘sapper’. Though he had been to France, given another chance he would like to do it again. An admirer of Napoleon and lover of Bernard Shaw, Abdurahman’s hobbies are riding, hunting and photography.
He resides in Canada.


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Lieutenant Befekadu Mergaye

Born in 1948, Mega, a small village near tlie Kenyan border. A good student throughout Befekadu wanted to become a Police Commissioner. At present his sole ambition is to become an infantry man and grow a oustache! Wants to visit Spain and see a real bullfight. Loves soul music (drums and screams, for they are African.).


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Colonel Dawit Abebe

Born in 1948, Hosanna. Second in a family of eight. Dawit wanted to fly when he was young. Even now given a chance lie would like to join the Army Aviation Wing. A great admirer of the late President Kennedy, he would however like to visit Israel and Germany. ‘Soufle’ likes sou! music and Ethiopian food.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant David Law Yoal

Born in 1946, Akobo, Gambella. David wanted to be a soldier and is happy that he is going to be one. His ambition: to lead a battalion in battle. He is an admirer of Peter Howard, the fimnder of MRA. Would like to marry a tall slender girl of fifteen to sixteen years. Likes Congolese music and native food.
He was executed.


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Lieutenant/Dr. Degene Abebe

Born in 1949, Bale Goba. “I wanted to be a teacher” says Degene. But now he wants to wear a Red Beret. A geat admirer of the ‘Eastern Cultures’, he wants to visit India and the Far East. A decent girl with average education would be his choice as his life-mate. Fond of Indian music and local food.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Israel Chali

Born in 1947, Wollega. Sixth in a family of seven children, Israel is a product of Wingate. He wanted to be a pilot. Now that he is a land lubber’, he wants to see how far he could go up the ladder. Would like to go to Sweden, reads Marie Corelli and admires J.F. Kennedy. Give me Injira and Doro any time and every time.
He was killed in action.


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Brigadier General Kassaye Chemeda

Born in 1949, Negliellie, Borena. Eldest of a family of nine, left handed Kassaye wanted to join the Army when he was young. His future plans: to go to the moon as Ethiopia’s first Military Attache. Iftliat is not possible lie would like to visit Italy and have a close look at the Italians. “Whenever I am free I like to watch kids at play” replies Kassave to a question on hobbies.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Captain Kassegn Feleke

Born in 1947, Gohastion. Shoa. “As a young boy dreamt of owning a big farm, later the army attracted me”. Second in a family of four children Kassegn had his high school education in three different places. Abbe Gubegna is his favourite author. “A typical Ethiopian girl” would be his choice. One day he hopes to visit Bethlehem.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Mulugeta Wondimu

Born in 1949, Selale. Serious and silent, Mulugeta wanted to be a doctor and now he would like to go up to the top. Pacific Islands for obvious reasons says Mulugeta would be the place he would like to visit. Shaw and Napoleon are his favourites. “Sophisticated every inch” says Mulugeta about his future spouse.
He resides in the USA.


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Colonel Tefera Yemam

Born in 1946, Wollo. Tetera’s early ambition was to become a pilot, but now he hopes to join the Army Aviation Wing if he gets a chance. Good at drawing, Tefera’s cartoons have appeared in Blood and steel and his other interest is nature study, “Marriage, only when I become a substantive captain”, says Tefera. His interest is in music and food confined to the indigenous variety.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Waltenigus Sinishaw

Born in 1948, Begmder. Second in a family of six children, Waltenigus was keen on joining tlie Imperail Air Force, but his age stood in the way. “Any ordinary girl of average education would suit me” but he will wait for another six or seven years. Admires the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant/Dr. Yohannes Tesfa

Born in 1947. Jigjiga . Wanted to be a doctor. One day he hopes to visit Israel, the land of his dreams, though U.S.A. is in the list, where he wants to pursure further studies. Yohannes would like to remain a bachelor “if possible” !
He resides in Sweeden.


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Colonel Zewdie Hailu

Born in 1948, Addis Ababa. Fifth in a family of eight children, Zewdie always wanted to join the army and lead a battalion in action in the liberation of Mozambique and Angola. He does not want to marry a girl taller than him and “she should have manly qualities” !


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Lieutenant Colonel Tessega Kassa

Born in 1949, Harar. “One day I want to command the U.N. inter-planetary peace keeping force”, says Tessega. He wanted to be a student of Political Science in earlier days. An admirer of Bismarck and his policies, he is willing to marry the day a suitable girl crosses his path. Wants to spend his honeymoon in Sweden.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 526
Hashim S. Negassa

Born in 1944, Iringa. Tanzania. Hasllim wanted to be a doctor. Believes that all young officers should have chances of Inter-scrviccs assignment. Hr uaiils to visit «lliosc sm;ill isol.urd islands on tlie map because tliev seem to be so lonely’. Prefers Mark Twain and Shaban Robert (Swahili). ” My father is my hero” says Hashim.
He resides in Tanzania.


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GC 527
Colonel Dawit G. Egziabher

Born in 1949, Adowa, Dawit comes from a hirge family (tv/elvc). Wanted to be a geologist. Games captain of the Academy, he is fond of outdoor life. Would like to visit South Sea Islands as a bachelor. Advocates early marriage. “Would like to eat anything that wont eat me”. Prefers Western music.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 528
Lieutenant Seleshi Beyene

Born in 1948 - Gojjam. This years’ Academy Tennis Champion. Seleshi wanted to fly as a boy; now he would like to do the next best a paratrooper, Sweden and Japan are in his itinerary while he enjoys reading Shakespeare.
He was executed by the then military junta of Ethiopia a.k.a. DERG


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Reuben Karanja

Born in 1946. Giugil, Kenya. He is thc fifth in a family of thirteen; was the local table tennis champion in his home rown. He med to be a pilot but the latest plans are to join the armoured corps. Fond of dancing and hitch hiking, Reuben wants to visit Jamaica one day. “I have never thought of marriage seriously”. Soul music and western food would make him liappy.
He resides in Kenya.


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Reuben Mwangi Kiritu

Born in 1946, KiJabe, Kenya. “There are eight of us in the family”. Reuben wanted to be a police inspector. But now he has slightly changed his plans. He wants to be Kenya’s first astronaut. Captain of the Academy’s football eleven, Reuben would like to play soccer all through his life, A James Bond fan, he prefers soul and K.iri Kiri music.
He resides in Kenya.


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Samuel E. Chipangahelo

Born in 1944, Tanzania. Serious minded Samuel was keen to become an aviation engineer but now he would like to join the Corps of Engineers. An avid reader of books on Political Science, he would like to marry a girl “who should swing on the top of the world”, fond of Calypso and soul, he has become according to him a soul man’. After retirement, he wants to start a dairy farm.
He resides in Tanzania.


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Captain Seyoum Woldu

Born in 1948. Metekel Goyam, Eldest in a family of six, Seyoum was a prize-man all through his school career. In the early days, the teaching profession attracted him, but now finds himself as a soldier. Reads poetry, especially Rober Frost. He would like to visit Israel. “Israelies are a great nation”, and Sweden for its music. He looks forward to a home and a large family.
He was killed in action.


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Habtemariam Habte


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GC 530
Colonel Abebaw Negera

Born in Addis Abeba eldest in the family of six. He has pleasant memories of his childhood days. His first love was law and politics He plays volley-ball, basket-ball, tennis and squash. Having seen France he wishes to visit Russia to see things at first hand. He has decided views against marriage. He loves adventure and hard work. He likes to be left to himself-believes in “give me liberty or give me death”. His philosophy of life seems to be “Live and let live”.


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GC 533
Lieutenant Colonel Afework Nigatu

Born in 1941 (E.C.) at Haghere Hiwot (Shoa) eldest in a family of eight children, Afework Nigatu had his early education in Haile Selassie I High School. His intention at first was to be a geologist. His hobbies are stamp-collecting and photography; keen on visiting U.S.A., particularly Hawaii, and Japan. He wishes to marry late and his choice is restricted to an educated and decent, girl of Ethiopian nationality. He likes western music and also Japanese music.


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GC 534
Lieutenant Alemayehu Tefera

Born in 1949 at Addis Abeba, one of a family of 8 children. City-bred and cheerful, Alemayehu went to Tafari Mekonnen and Menelik II school and finally decided on an army career. His first love being foot-ball he had no difficulty in securing a place in the Academy Foot-ball Eleven. Keen on riding and dancing. His wife to be has already been chosen; the wedding bells Id be rung three years hence. He is eagerly looking forward to gaining actual battle experience. He likes to listen to soft music. The only place on his travel list is Hawaii.


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Major Ambaw Gossa

Born on 21st October, 1950 in Dembidollo (Wollega) the second amongst three boys, Ambaw Gossa had his early education from the cornprehensive secondary school at Jimma. His early hope was to be a pilot in the Air Force. His hobbies are reading, movies riding. He is interested in visiting Turkey and the countries of East Africa. No definite plans on marriage yet; but would prefer a beautiful, smart and sociable girl. He likes western music though his first preference is his own music. He loves playing football and tennis and seeks relaxation in dancing.


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GC 537
Lieutenant Assaye Berhane

Born in 1949 at Debre Marcos in a family of eight children, Assaye Berhane had his schooling in Nigus Tekle Haimanot school. He was clearly a good student, in as much as he had won some prizes at school. His early ambition was to be a doctor. He enjoys riding and hunting. His interest centers round a visit to Israel for which nation he has great admiration. He would like to postpone his marriage till he becomes a Captain. He expects to marry a decent girl with average education who should however not be taller than himself. He intensly desires to join theArmoured Corps.


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Lieutenant Bekele Robi

Born in 1938 (E.C) at Mulou Showa, one of a, family of three sons and two daughters, Bekele Robi had his early education at Medhane Alem School in Addis Ababa. He was keen on becoming an agriculturist at first. His hobbies are photography, swimming gardening and horse-riding. He is keen on visiting Japan. His favourite author is Marie Corelli. When he can afford he would like to be married to a typical Ethiopian girl of average beauty and education. His only ambition in life is to serve the nation honestly and lead a life of contentment.


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Colonel Berhane Shenkute

Born in 1939 (E.C) at Harar, eldest among seven sons and four daughters. Originally wanted to become an engineer, but changed his mind and joined the Academy. He delights in tinkering, with electrical gadgets. He plans to marry early in life a “decent career girl” of average beauty.- Hopes to go to Hawaii for his honey-moon”. Cosmopolitan in tastes- Fond of Indian, Chinese and Sudanese music- Wishes to visit Israel and Japan.


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Lieutenant Dereje Assefa

Born in 1939 (E.C) at Illubabor Sube, one of hamily of seven children, Assefa had his ealry education at Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Gore. His earliest ambition was to get an engineering degree. He is interested in foot-ball, tennis and basket ball. He wants to visit West Germany. His views on marriage have not crystallised as yet. He hopes to settle down to farming after retirement.


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Lieutenant Fiseha Bekele

Born in 1951 at Harar, eldest in family of five brothers. Fiseha Bekele had his education in Medhane Alem Comprehensive Scondary School. His one wish in life had been to join the Army and that wish has fortunately been fulfilled now. His hobby is mainly riding. He has already visited France. He is firm on his decision not to marry. His goal in life i s to serve his nation as an officer of the nation’s armed forces.


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GC 547
Colonel Getachew Tefera

Born in 1941 (E.C) at Harar, the middle one of a family of three children, Getachew attended Medhane Alem Comprehensive Secondary School. He was good in studies in addition to being interested in such hobbies as hunting and photography. Keen on visiting Jerusalem in Israel. He plans to marry in due course a girl of gentle disposition with homely qualities. He ardently hopes to achieve distinction in the Armed Forces.


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GC 548
Lieutenant Colonel Getachew Tenagne

Born in 1941 (E.C) at Arussi the eldest of a family of two sons and a daughter, Getachew had his early education at Ras Dargey Secondary school where he won a few prizes in academics and athletics. ambition was to be an engineer. He is a good all rounder, having achieved a degree of proficiency in footbail, basket-ball and volley-ball; keen on visiting Japan. Though not decided on marrying early, he wishes his future wife to be educated and cultured. He is fond of western music and ball room dancing. He is a keen Student of electronics and intends joining the engineering branch of the army.


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Lieutenant Getinet Hibiste

Born in 1940 (E.C) in Gojjam, third in a family of 6 children . Had his early education in Addis Ababa and vividly recalls the sense of pride he experienced while winning prizes in the c,th and the 6th graces. His early ambition was to be either a farmer or a doctor. His interests include gardening, art, photography and reading. Is keen on visiting the Scandinavian countries. He does not believe in rushing into marriage. He wishes to decide only after carefully screening the characteristics of his future wife. He has still hopes of becoming a medico after retiring from the army.


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Captain Haile Selassie Gebru

Born in 1947, Asmara, the youngest in a family of five sons and two daughters, his ambition was to take to a service career. He is inter in riding, hunting and philately. He is fond of Indian movies. He hopes to visit Japan, India and Hawaiian Islands. He wants his future wife to be a good cook in addition to being cheerful, educated and respectful wards her husband. Given a chance he would like to take a degree in Law. Dancing does not appeal to him.


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GC 552
Colonel Hailu W. Gebriel

Born in 1941 (E.C) in Arus.si, eldest in a family of 5, Hailu’s earliest ambition was to doctor. He plays tennis, volley-ball and basket-ball. Ris hobbies incelude photography, music, dancing and riding. G.B. Shaw is his only favourite author. Has not yet given thought to the subject of marriage. Keen on visiting West Germany and Israel. His ambition is to lead a para-trooper battalion in battle. On retirement he wishes to start a modern co-operative farm.


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GC 553
Lieutenant Kassu Makonnen

Born in 1941 (E.C.) at Negheli, the eldest of two sons, Kassu Makonnen had his early education in Atse Kaleb School. His earliest ambition was to be a pilot and is still keen on flying F5 Jet. The only foreign country he would like to visit is Japan, his main attraction there being Tokyo. His marriage plans are linked up with his promotion in the Army. According to him “No captaincy, no marriage” seems to be the slogan. His future wife should be a commercial school graduate having beauty in general and “attractive” legs in particular. His sole ambition now is to win laurels on the battlefield.


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Lieutenant Colonel Kebede Debessa

Born in 1941 (E.C) at Tulu Bullo, one in a family of nine children, Kebede had his education in H.S.I. Secondary School, Kotebe. His initial inclination was towards the legal profession, but later switched over to soldiering. He has no interest in visiting foreign lands. About marriage, he has not yet made up his mind about when he should marry. He has firm views on the type of girls he wishes to have. She should be a charming girl of eood personality with a frank disposition. He earnestly hopes to achieve distinction as an artillery officer.


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Lieutenant Colonel Kebede Demissie

Born in 1941 (E.C) in Shoa Kebede Demissie is the last but one in a family of 5 hildren Product ofRasDa.rgay Secondary School, Asella, his earliest ambition was to become a medico. Plays most games; is keen on riding. Hobbies are photography, typing and reading. He admires Israel and hopes to visit «the Promised Land» one day. Prefers to marry around thirty a girl of average beauty and good education. Though he likes western Music he prefers his own. He wishes to study for medicine after retiring from the army.


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Lieutenant Colonel Kibret Mammo

Born on 12th July 1950 at Addis Alem, only son in a family of six children, Kibret Mammo had his early schooling in Haile Selassie I Secondary School at Ambo. His early ambition was to become a jet pilot. He has not thought of marriage in practical terms yet. He is not a lover of Western Music. His favourtite author is Captain Tamiru Mekonnen.


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GC 557
Colonel Kiros Beyene

Born in 1940 (E.C.) at Addis Ababa, only son amidst two girls, Kiros had his early education in Miazia 27 Comprehensive Secondary School at Jimma. His only childhood ambition was to become an officer in theArmed Forces. His hobbies are swimming and reading. he wishes to visit Hawaii and Japan, the former to see its palm-fringed beaches and the latter to see Tokyo at night. He would like to marry any time after seven years. His choice is restricted to a sportive, home-loving and reticent girl. Believing in hard work, he hopes to reach the highest rank in the army. He is, as it were a serious student of music, in the sense that music never tires him.


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Captain Melaku Deressa

Born in 1949 at Ghimbi (Wollega), the middle one in a family of 7 children, his only ambition was to become a soldier of renown. His major interests are collection of stamps, coins and pictures, photography and music. He has no intention of marrying before the age of thirty. He expects his future wife to be an average student definitely less educated than himself. He hopes to enter Parliament after retirement from the army.


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GC 559
Lieutenant Malaku Tefera

Born on 10th September 1951 in a family of three sons and three daughters at Debre Tabor, Tefera had his early education in HSI Secondary School in Gondar. His early ambition was to become a lawyer. His hobbies being hunting and riding, he has done well to join the Army. His favourite author is G.B. Shaw. He is convinced of the virtues of bachelordom. He is fascinated with the idea of leading a hermit’s life. It is only to be hoped that time may alter his views.


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Lieutenant Colonel Messele Tesfatsion

Born in Shoa in 1950 in a family of 9 children, Messele Tesfatsion had his early education in Hagar Hiwot H.S.I. Secondary School. His early ambition was to become a pilot in the Air force. His hobby is photography. His favourtie author is Alexander Dumas. He wants to marry only after his 25th year. He looks for education and character in his future wife.


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Lieutenant Sahiledingil Berhane

Born in 1941 (E.C.) at Ankobar, Shoa, one in a family of two sons and three daughters, Sahledingil had his early education at Tafari Mekonnen School at Addis ababa. His early plans were to become either a teacher or a pilot. Besides being a good athlete he is keen on riding, and gradening. He admires the Israelis for their tenacity of purpose. He wants to visit Hawaii and South Africa, the purpose of course being different. He wants to amrry before he completes 25, a girl from his own village trained in domestic science. He has no ear for western music; prefers his KARAR and WASHINT (flute). His ambition is to lead a battalion in action. He strongly dislikes tribalism and color bar. He is allergic to working on Mondays.


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Lieutenant Colonel Shawl Shibeshi

Born in 1939 (E.C.), fourth in a family of eith children, Shawel Shibeshi had his early schooling in Woizero Siheen Comprehensive Secondary School. He was good in studies, his other interest being shooting. He very much wants to visit Viet-Nam. On marriage his vies are still to take shape. He has no taste for western music.


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Lieutenant Syoum Demissie

Born in 1942 (EC) in Selale, one of six children, Seyoum did his early schooling in Menelik II School. though fond of reading, he neverthless wants to spend sometime in visiting other African countries to gain a first hand knowledge of their way of life. He has not been thinking of marriage so far. It can, according to him wait for sometime. He is interested equally in Western and Ethiopian music.


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Captain Solomon Abebe

Born in 1942 (E.C.) at Chinhasen, the youngest of four children, Solomon Abebe had his early education in Medhane Alem Comprehensive Secondary School. His early ambition was to become a lawyer or a doctor. His hobbies are reading and riding. He would like to visit the U.S.A. and Israel. He has definite views on marriage. He wishes to marry a nurse from a poor family and that too after becoming a captain. His hope is that he would be remembered for outstanding service to his country after his retirement.


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GC 567
Lieutenant Taye Shenkoru

Born in 1951 at Addis Alem (Shoa) eldest in a family of 7 children. At one time was keen on becoming an engineer but has no regrets now for having joined the army. His hobbies are riding, dancing, typing and hiking. He is a member of the Academy Foot-ball team. He wants to visit Japan and India; the former to gain first hand knowledge of the people and the latter to see the Taj Mahal. Wishes to marry only after completing 27 years. His ultimate ambition in life is to own a big farm.


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Lieutenant Colonel Tesfagiorgis Haile

Born in 1949, December, Eriterea, second in a family of four brothers, Tesfagiorgis Halie’s early dream was to be a doctor. He plays almost all games, his particular interest however being boxing and debating. His interest in foreign travel is limited to Japan only. According tohim the right age for marriage is thirty and he would choose a humble and home-trained girl as his wife. His taste in music is cosmopolitan. His desire is to lead a battalion in acatual combat. He is unable to stand people who are jealous and partial…


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Captain Woldu Gebre

Born in 1949 at Decamere, the middle one in a family of five children, Woldu’s first thought was to become a police officer. He prefers riding and shooting to other games. He enjoys dancing and pop music. Uncertain of the time of marriage, he is however clear in his own mind that she should have to be a career girl, polite, courteous and of “average beauty”. His favourite authors is Charles Dickens; keen on B.A. degree in Economics. The UAR is the only foreign country hewould like to visit.


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Lieutenant Colonel Wondimu Gulentaw

Born in 1948 at Wollega, eldest of a family of five sons, Wondimu Gulentaw was a fairly good student at school. His early ambition was to be an engineer; interested in dancing, riding- and hunting, Keen on visiting the United Kingdom where he wishes to see the ancient Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He is in no hurrY to marry yet; but he wishes his future wife to be educated and bear a good character. His ultimate aim is to become an engineer.


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Lieutenant Colonel Yohannes G. Mariam

Born in 1942 at Illubabor, one of 9 children in the family, Yohannes at first wanted to be a farmer. his cocurriecular interest vary from boxing and swimming to photography and stamp collecting. Had been to France once. He now aspires to see countries of South East Asia. He certainly wishes to marry a beautiful and educated girl, but only after completing 25 years. He is fond of “Eastern Music”. After retiring from the army he wishes to return to his frst love – Farming.
He passed away.


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GC 577
Lieutenant Bewketu Kassa

Born in 1941 (E.C.) at Gojjam in a family of eleven children, Bewketu Kassa had his education at Negus Tekle Haimanot and Prince Bedemariam Secondary Schools. His early ambition was to become an Air Force Pilot. He is fond of swimming and is a regular movie-goer. He wants to visit Japan and West Germany for whose people he has profound admiration. He does not entertain the idea of marriage till at least two years after graduation. he expects his future wife to provide him a happy home.


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Lieutenant Alexi Mtui

Born in 1947 at Moshi, Tanzania, the scond in family of five children, his earliest ambitions were politics and law. He is interested in usic and photography. The author who has influenced him most is President Julius Nyerere. He would get married certainlybefore any couple “goes to the moon for their honey-moon.” He would go in for a girl known for her modesty, intelligence and diligence. He is keen to start an “ujama” village after retirement from service. He would work for the glorification of African culture.


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Lieutenant Desderoy Mushashi

Born in 1946 at Bukoba, Tanzania in a family of 8 children, Desderoy studied in St. Thomas More College – Bukoba. He won a prize in Maths while in the 8th grade. Early in life he wanted to an engineer, but later on change his mind in favour of soldiering. Plays almost all games and has captained the Academy football team. Interested in riding , typing and dancing. Has no intention of marrying tillafter the age of 27. He expects his future wife to be educated, of average height and younger to him by five years. Not very keen on travel abroad. Wishes to keep up his interested in foot-ball through out his life.


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Lieutenant John J. Wongome

Born in 1947 at Nteri in Kenya, one in a family of 8 children, John J. Wongome had his early education from Kagumo High School, Kenya. His early ambition was legal career. Keen sportsman that he is, his hobbies include riding, hockey, squash and collecting foreign coins. he wishes to pay a visit to Monte – Carlo for having a “go” at its attractions. He is an admirer of Erle Stanley Gardner for his style and postures. When he decides to marry, his choice would fall on one with perfect “vital statistics” in addition to being a good “CUISINIERE”. He prefers Congolese jazz music because “it is so African”.


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Lieutenant Leonard Kihwele

Born in 1946, Iringa, Tanzania, one of a family of six children, Leonard wanted to be a radio-engineer; plays squash, tennis and hockey. His hobbies include riding, reading and music. He wants to visit Angola and South Africa to study the working of the policy of Apartheid. he is non-committal about marriage, has a taste for pop and soul music, but prefers Swahili and Congolese music. He is intent on doing “something great” for his country on retiring from the army.


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Lieutenant P.K. Muiruri

Born in 1947 at Muranga, Kenya, second in a family of 5 children, Muiruri is the product of Chania high School, Thika. He has won prizes in academics and sports both at school and at the Academy. He is interested in almost all games. His hobbies are photography, travel, reading and music. His views on marriage are pragmatic. He is a lover of the good things of life.


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Lieutenant Simon Munene

Born in 1947, one of a family of 7 children Simon had his early education at Kerguya boys Seconary School. While at School he had hoped to be either in the special police branch or the army. He had won laurels in long-distance running. A good sportsman that he is, debating and reading are also his favourite pastimes. His favourite authors are Erle Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie. He believes in early marriage, his choice being restricted to a girl of average beauty and education who has no inhibitions about children. He evidently prefers the music of Congo and Kenya over western music. He hopes to visit Japan one day. He wants to have abig farm of his own some day. What he cannot stand is dishonesty in people.


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Lieutenant Colonel Abera Eshete

Born in 1942 (E.G.), he is the seventh child in a family of thirteen. Though he is fonder of indoor games than outdoor ones, he likes swimming very much. He joined the army because it gave him an opportunity to do a worthwhile job in the service of his country, but more particularly because it also gave him an opportunity to pursue his studies further and carry on with his interest in learning which had developed while he was at High School.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Admikew Mamo

Born in 1941 (E.G.), he is the third child in a family of five. He spends much of his spare time in reading. In the last vacation he was able to satisfy part of his long held ambition to travel by visiting France for five weeks. He hopes that one of these days he will also be able to visit Israel. From an early age he wanted to join the army “To contribute some brave deeds to the history of my country”. He also enjoys music very much, but states quite definitely that he prefers the songs of his own country to western importations.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Afework Wassie

Born in 1940 (E.C), in Yirgalem, he is the youngest child in a family of four. His earliest ambition was to attend an agricultural college and become a good farmer. After his army career he still intends to go back to the land. His favourite’pastimes are swimmings and riding, but he is a good all-round sportsman and is a member of the Academy football, tennis and squash teams. Although his early ambition had not encompassed a military career, he is now very glad that he joined the army as it has given him a natural outlet for many of his talents. He has no eatings fads and says, “I eat what I get, so that wherever I go I have no problems.” His pet hates are racialism and prejudice. He hopes to travel, and is a great admirer of Israel and Japan. When he has time to spare from his many sporting activities, he enjoys listening to music.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Araya Wolde Selassie

He is the eldest child in a family of nine. He is a keen player of football and tennis and likes boxing. He spends a great deal of his spare time reading. He is very proud to have been chosen to enter the army and later wants to become a specialist officer. He has already visited France and one day hopes to see Japan. With such ambitions it is not surprising that he is also a believer in late marriage.
He passed away.


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Lieutenant Colonel Belew Abay

Born in Ghion in 1942 E.G.), he has three younger sisters. He is fond of camping, riding shooting and volleyball. He is interested in collecting pictures. The seeds of his military ambition were sown when he was in Grade Four and joined the Boy Scouts. He hopes one day to lead a Brigade in action. For the moment marriage does not enter into his scheme of things, although, as he says, he is not blind to feminine beauty. He has already visited Cairo, France and Monte Carlo, and hopes to be able to travel more widely later on.
He is missing in action.


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Lieutenant Bereket Abraha

Born in 1942 (E.G.), at Scimanegus Tahtai-Hamasien in Eritrea, he is the youngest of two chil-dren. He spends most of hs spare time playing football or reading. After graduating from the Academy he hopes that one day he will be able to go on the university to read law, a subject for which his appetite has been whetted by the classes he has attended on military law. Later on he would like the opportunity to travel.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Fikru Tadesse

Born in 1943 (E.G.), in Addis Ababa the eldest of a family or ten. He likes listening to western music and is particularly found ofjames Brown. He is a great jeader, and his hobbies include collecting foreign coins. Whenever he gets the chance he likes to swim and is keen on dancing and tennis. One of his earliest ambitions was to become a doctor, but his love of adventure led him to join the army. He sees an army career as still being one of the best ways of serving one’s country and gaining honour for oneself.
He was killed in action.


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Brigadier General Gebre Meskel Azbite

Born in 1941 (E.G.), in Addis Ababa, the second child in a family of two. A childhood ambition was to be a doctor, but now he does not regret his decision to join the army instead, a profession which he is sure will afford him great satisfaction. His hobbies are photography and hunting. He is very fond of Ethiopian, Indian and Sudanese music. Unlike many of his course mates he has no objection to an early marriage, provided of course the right girl comes along.
He resides in Ethiopia


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Lieutenant Ghermatsion Belai

The eldest of a family of six, Ghermatsion was born in 1941 (E.G.) in Serae, Eritrea. He’ likes to spend his leisure time in swimming, hiking or riding He enjoys a game of basketball and is a keen all-round athlete. Originally he planned to be a lawyer, but in school he earned the nickname “captain” because physically he was head and shoulders above his school mates. This led him to think in terms of a military career, and is now pleased that he joined the army.
He resides in Eriteria.


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Lieutenant Kebede Mekasha

Born in Addis Ababa in 1942 (E.G.), he is the second in a family of seven. At school he decided to be a soldier although he had intended to be a farmer at first. Nevertheless he still retains his love of the great outdoors, and prefers nature which is untouched by civilisation. He is keenly interested in jazz music, and likes swimming when the opportunity presents itself. He has visited France and Egypt and this experience has whetted his appetite for further travel later on. He feels that he is a confirmed bachelor, but adds that if he were to marry, his choice would have to be “a well shaped one”!
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Kindya Kebede

Born in 1939 (E.G.), he was brought up at Adowa. He is the eldest child in a family of five. He is fond off football, volleyball and boxing, and when time allows likes to indulge in photography. He joined the army because it seemed to afford an excellent chance for physical and mental development. As he says it is an opportunity “to serve the nation and help myself. He would like to travel abroad, “but first”, he says, “I would like to see my own country.”
He resides in USA.


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Colonel Lemma Beyene

Born in 1943 (E.G.), in Addis Ababa. he is the younger of two children. He joined the army because “I wanted at least one paragraph in history.” Although he confesses that he is not very interested in sport, he does enjoy playing basketball and tennis. He does a great deal of reading, and his favorite authors are Harold Robins and Afewerk Eyessus. His hobbies are shooting, gardening and “just lying on the grass and watching the stars at night.” There is a strong streak of romanticism in him. “If I were born again, I would like to be a bird”, he says. He likes listening to music and while he is fond of “soul” music he prefers Kirar songs. He feels that he is a confirmed bachelor, but admits that he enjoy’s the company of girls. He recently visited Egypt and France, and would like to see the Far East.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Lemenih Emiru

Born 1940 (E.G.), in Gqjjam province. the third son in a family of six. He is very fond of riding, music and books, and is a musician in his own right, playing the flute and the harmonica. A keen games player, his favourites are volleyball and tennis. Ever since his childhood it was his ambition to join one of the services. He finally dccided to join the Academy because he felt that this institution afforded the best opportunities for physical and mental development. He firmly believes that physical hardship brings moral benefits.
He resides in USA.


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GC 599
Mengistu W. Mariam

Born in 1941 (E.G. .atGondar, he is the eldest child of a family of four. He was educated at Atse Fassil School at Azego and Haile Selassie Secondary School in Gondar. He is glad that he joined the army as it gives him a lot of opportunities to take part in athletics and games. He has an interest in Japanese music, and plans to marry as soon as he graduates. Later he would like to find the time to train as a doctor.


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Samuel G. Mariam

Born in 1942 (E.C.), in Addis Ababa, he comes from a family of nine. He completed his Secondary Education at the General Wingate School. He plavs almost all games, and is a member of the Academy football team. He is very fond of reading, and his favourite authors are Marie Correlli and Harold Robins. He visited France recently.


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Lieutenant Shimales Gebre

Born in 1942 (E.G.), in Arussi Province, he is the third in a family of seven. A keen sportsman he participates in all games and has represented the Academy at basketball. When he graduates he wants to become an infantry officer, and would like a period outside the country if the opportunity presented itself.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 602
Captain Solomon Gessese

Born in 1941 (E.C.),inHarartown, he is the eldest of a family of three. He is fond of music and and dancing. He feels proud that he is the first member of his family to follow a military career. Looking down the years he hopes that he will be able to settle down to a farming life when he retires.
He was killed in action


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Lieutenant Tariku Belay

The youngest of a family of four, Tanku was born in Addis Ababa in 1942 (E-0-). He received his J education at the Tefari Mekonnen School. A good sportsman he has captained the Academy football team. His other interests are body building, reading and dancing. Having visited France his interest in travel has been stimulated, and he would like an opportunity to go overseas again.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Terefe Mengistu

Born in 1942 (E.G.), at Addis Ababa. He plays basketball, tennis and squash tor the Academy. His pastimes are riding, photography and swimming. He admits that his early ambition to become a soldier was fostered by the glamour of a uniform. He is fond of solitude and likes to “get away from it all” whenever he can.
He was killed in action.


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GC 606
Lieutenant Colonel Tesfaye Gizaw


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Captain Tesfaye Legesse

Born in 1943 ‘E.G.I, in Neghelli Borena, he is the eldest in a family of four children. His earliest ambition was to be an engineer, but has never regretted his later decision to join the army. He plavs most games and is interested in photography and enjoys hiking. He thinks there is nothing like home cooking, and is fond of Ethiopian music. Marriage is a subject to which he lias as vet given no thought, but says that any woman in his life must be beautiful and cultured.
He was killed in action.


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GC 608
Lieutenant Tesfaye Takele

Born in 1942 (E.G.), in Addis Ababa, he is one of a family of eleven. Before coming to the Academy he attended Taferi Mekonnen School. His desire to be a soldier dates to his childhood, and he has been single-minded in pursning his ambition. A keen sportsman he plays football and basketball, but is rather luke-warm in his enthusiasm for athletics. He likes to relax with a good novel. He thorough ly enjoyed a trip to France recently.
He was execute by the then Ethiopian government.


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GC 609
Major Tilahun Bezared

Born in 1942 (E.G.), in Harar, he is the second child in a family of three. His favourite games are football and volleyball. As a child the thought of becoming a soldier never crossed his mind, but when a number of his friends took up military careers, he began to form an in-terest for the soldier’s life. Originally he had intended to become a teacher. He seems to have his life very well organised now, and states categorically that he will marry late. If the opportunity presents itself he intends to visit Europe.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 610
Major Tsehay Gizaw

Born in Addis Ababa, in 1942 (E.G.), the eldest child of a family of nine. He received his Secondary School education at Menelik II Secondary School, Addis. His sporting activities include football, table tennis and squash, and in his leisure moments he likes listening to modern music. He recently visited France and would like to travel more widely when he has a chance. Would like the opportunity to train as a doctor after he graduates.
He resides in Zambia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Wasse Asseged

Born in 1940 (E.G.), at Gondar, he is the eldest of three brothers. His wide interests include most sports, radio repairing, listening to music and riding. The heroic deeds of the past influenced his decision to join the . army and so try to emulate the achievements of a great military tradition. His interest in radio repairing leads him to hope that he will be able to study electronics more thorougly
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 612
Lieutenant Colonel Yeshanew Kifle

Born in 1941 (E.G.), in the village of Beroda in Harar Province. A keen sportsman, he is especially devoted to riding and athletics. From childhood he wanted to join the army, and believes that leading men in battle can bring out a man’s true nobility through self-sacrifice and devotion to duty. He would like to visit the holy city of Jerusalem, one day.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 613
Lieutenant Colonel Yimenu Bantiwassegne

Born in 1942 (E.G.), at Debrezeit, one of twins in a family of six. He is extremely keen on tennis, although he articipates in most sports. A voracious reader of books on science, he would like to specialise in some scientific field later on. He thoroughly enjoyed his trip to France, and hopes that one day he will be able to visit that country again.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Yoseph Zewdie

Born in 1942 (E.G.), in Arussie Province, he is the third in a family often. As well as being an all round sportsman, he is an enthusiastic photographer. After graduating he would like to get into army aviation, but should this fail, he will be quite content with the fool-slogging of the infantry.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Zeleke Kebede

Born in 1940 E.G.), in Harar, the eldest of a family of four. He was educated at LulMekonnen School, Dire Dawa and at Bede Mariam Laboratory School, Addis Ababa. His main recreations are sport and music. On graduation he wants to become an infantry officer, and would welcome the opportunity to lead his men in battle. On the subject of marriage he is non-committal, and says rather enigmatically, “I want to marry a girl who is neither very beautiful nor very ugly.”
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 617
Lieutenant Abebe Aycheluhem

Born in 1943 (E.G.), he has three younger brothers and three younger sisters. His recent visit to France has whetted his appetite for further travel later to joln the army by a sense of adventure and a feeling that there is no better way to serve one’s country.
He resides in the USA.


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GC 618
Lieutenant Abebe Abayneh

Born in 1942 (E.C.) he is the fourth child in a family of five children. He plays most games, but says modestly that he has not attained a very high standard in any of them.
He resides in Germany


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Lieutenant Adam Birhan

Born in 1942 (E.G.), he is the second of three brothers. He is particularly fond of sports which make great physical demands upon the participant, particularly body-building and swimming. He is naturally ambitious, and would like nothing better than that his name should become a household word in Ethiopia. He sees becoming an officer as being not only the best way of serving his country but alsq of satisfying his personal aspirations
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Colonel/Dr. Alemayehu Belayneh


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Lieutenant Colonel Amdie Bekele


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Captain Argaw Bantiwosegn


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Lieutenant Belata Gurmu


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GC 624
Lieutenant Colonel Belay Aschenaki


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Colonel Debebe Teka


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Lieutenant Colonel Deribe Mulu


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Lieutenant Dubale Lemma


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Lieutenant Getachew Kebede


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Lieutenant Girma Kassa


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Colonel Girma Tadesse

Born in 1943 (E.C.) and is the second of a family of four brothers and one sister. He is something of a Spartan in his outlook and says that he was atracted to the army by the discipline and reigours of military life. It is not surprising that with such an outlook his ambition should be to lead men into action on the battle field
He is serving in Ethiopian Armed Forces


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Lieutenant Hailu Jaleli

Born in 1940 (E.G.) is one of “the grand old men” of the course. There was never any doubt in his mind what he wanted to do, for he had made up his mind to be a soldier from his very early schooldays. Despite the toughness of the training he is convinced that he made the right decision and says that the Academy is the only place ne could have gone to that would have given him a chance to indulge his taste for outdoor sports
He was executed by the Ethiopian Military Junta AKA the DERG.


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Lieutenant Hailu Teleyes

First saw the light of day in 1942 (E.G.) I the second child of a family of six. He would very much like to travel, and it is a long-cherished ambition of his to represent Ethiopia overseas in some capacity
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Isayeyas Aychew

Born in 1943 (E.C.), the fourth child in a family of nine. The attractions of the Academy with its opportunities for mental and physical growth gradually overcame his earlier intention to go to agricultural college. His ambition for the future is tobecome an army aviator
He is on active service in the Ethiopian Armed Forces


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Lieutenant Kalifa Abdosh

Born in 1942 (E.G.), the younger of two children. The greatest virtue he thinks is hard work, and his pet hate is favouritism in all its forms. He has not comple-tely abandoned an earlier ambition to be a lawyer, but as he says this is lap of the gods and will depend very much on the course of his future military career
He is on active service in the Ethiopian Armed Forces.


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Lieutenant Colonel/Dr. Kebede Getahun

An only child, born in 1943 (E.C.). A strong sense of patriotism led him to be a soldier, but he adds with a smile, “Where else would I find such opportunities and facilities to indulge in my favourite sports?"
He passed away.


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Lieutenant Kemal Yusuf

The eldes tof fourteen children, he was born in 1941 (E.C.), It had never crossed his mind to join the army, but witnessing the graduation of the Eigth Course cadets set him thinking seriously about a military career. However, his earlier ambition to be a pilot is not completely dead as he would like to join the army aviation service
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Mamo Alayu

Born in 1943 (E.C.), the eldest child in a family of three. While at school he read about great general like Napoleon Bonapart and Alexander the Greate. This filled him with the ambiton to be a soldier and one day rise high enough to lead a division into battle
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Mereid Tassew

Born in 1942 (E.C.). He is the eldest of four children. He has a rather phlegmatic nature and is quite prepared to let the future take care of itself. To reinforce this point he is fond of quoting Dale Carneigie: “Don’t think for tomorrow, tomorrow is today.” However, this philosophy does not prevent him from hoping that one day he will be able to travel all over Ethiopia
He was executed by the Ethiopian Military regime AKA DERG.


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Lieutenant Colonel Negussu Demissie

He was born the first of a family of nine in 1942 (E.G.). It was natural that he should join the army as his father is an army officer and he had always been in a military environment. His ambition for the distant future, when the hurlyburly of military life is over, is to settle down some quiG1 rural spot and become a farmer
He resides in USA.


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Samson Tilahun

The first born of a family of three, he first saw the light of day in 1940 (E.G.). Samson spent some time in the navy and with Ethiopian Shipping Lines, but decided that life on the ocean waves was not for him. How-ever, it had given him a taste for the disciplined life, and after a little while on terra firma he decided to join the army. A sense of adventure also played a part in this decision for A ne admits that he was also attracted by the prospect of honour and glory
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Seifu Tesfamariam

Born in 1942 (E.G.). He is the fourth in a family of seven. He was lucky enough to be a member of the party which visited France recently, and his experiences have fired his ambition to travel more exten-sively
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Tadesse Alemayehu

Born in 1941 (E.G.). He has one younger sister and two younger brothers. As he is convinced of the importance of a good education for an officer in the modem army, he would very much like to go to the university after he is commissioned
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Tadesse Debele

Born in 1943 (E.G.) His original intention was to become a doctor, but does not now regret changing his mind. Reading takes a lot of his leisure time. Naturally abstemious, he praises the virtue of water over all other drinks
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Tadesse Gorfe

Born in 1944 (E.G.), is the third child in a family of six- ve^y much an extrovert, he thoroughly enjoys troops of friends
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Tesfaye Aynalem

Born in 1944 (E.G.), he is the fifth child m a family of seven. Tesfaye had a very successful school career and won several prizes for his work there. He considers one of life’s main virtues is frankness and detests hypocrisy crisy and prejudice in any form.
He resides in the USA.


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Lieutenant Tibebu Abebe

Born in 1943 (E.G.), the eldest child in a family of seven. Ever since he can remember he wanted to be an officer in the armed forces, so for him it was as natural as day following night to join the army. He has no ambitions outside the army, and says that he simply wants to be an ^cient officer. He would welcome the opportunity to lead a battalion into battle.
His whereabout is not known.


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Lieutenant Colonel Tsegaye Wanna

Born in 1943 (E.G.) the seventh child m a family of thirteen. He wants to be an engineer and Aat there is plenty of scope for him as an officer in the army. On the subject of marriage he says rather enigmatically, “I wish to marry a woman who has mastered the fine art of being a oman.”
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Wogayehu Kebede

Born in 1944 (E.G.), eldest of a family of five. He often saw cadets and officers on the parade ground and passing by on the streets. Thus the idea of joining the army slowly grew in his mind. He is not in favour of early marriage, but admits that he is susceptible to female charm, and therefore does not rule out the possibi-lity of acquiring a wife sooner rather than later
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Colonel Yohannes Mekonnen

Born in 1942 (E.G.), he is the sixth child in a family of ten children. On a recent visit to France he was particularly impressed with the French system of military instruction, and hopes that when he becomes an officer he will be able to apply some of the ideas he picked up there.
He resides in Kenya.


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Lieutenant Zeleke Taremo

Born the first of a family of nine. Would like the leisure to have a good look around Ethiopia, and after that “who knows,” he says, “I might get the op-potunitv to have a look at some of the rest of the world.”
He resides in Kenya.


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GC 655
GC Adamu Yalew


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GC 656
Lieutenant Colonel Adefris Tafesse

Born in 1943 (E.C.) at Merhabete, Shoa. He was educated at Prince Wossen Segede Primal School and Prince Mekonnen Secondary School, Addis Ababa. He is an excellent footballer who has represented both the Academy and his company. He also found a place in his company’s vollevball side. Adefrise-s main interests are hunting and Ethiopian music, but confesses that he also gets a great deal of enjoyment from “just playing with kids”. He hopes to be able to join an armoured unit.


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Lieutenant Afework Tessema

Born at Mai Habar in 1943 (E.G.). Afework is the youngest child in a family of six. Before coming to MPSS and later the Academy, he was educated at Haile Selassie Secondary School, Asmara. A good sportman he has represented his company at boxina squash and athletics. Whenever time allows he enjoys riding, and thinks there is no better way to pass a quiet moment than in reading. He hopes one day to travel extensively in Ethiopia to get to know the people and the country thoroughly. After that who knows, he may get the chance to visit other countries.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Asmamaw T/Work


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Major Asrat Tesfaye

Born in Nazareth, in 1943(E.C.) the second child of a family of seven, he was educated at Atse Gelawdious Primary and Secondary Schools, Before arriving at the Academy, he says. he was was not the least bit interested in games, but now he takes every opportunity to play, and is particularly fond of tennis, basketball and volleyball He’is an avid filmgoer and also likes to tramp through the country side in his spare time. He hopes one day to go to the university and obtain a degree.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Azezew W/Mariam

Born in Shoa Province in 1945 t (E.C.) and is the eldest of a family of three. After receiving his secondary education at Shemilis Habte School, Addis Ababa, it was fairly inevitable that lie should join the army as he has several relatives who are soldiers, and he also felt that a disciplined life would benefit him. Though he plays most games, he readily admits that he is not an outstanding games player. He takes a keen interest in world affairs and deplores the emergence of “super-powers” as he feels that they tend to dominate smaller countries and that there is always the attendant danger of neo-colonialism.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Bantamlak Yemenu

The fifth child in a family of nine, was born in Gondar in 1944 (E.C.) and received his education at Tsadiku Yohanis Primary School and Haile Selassie I secondary School. An excellent sportman, he has represented his company at squash, football, volley-ball and boxing. Of a mechanical turn of mind he says, “I love fiddling with gadgets, and am seldom content until I have had them apart to see how they work”. He recently visited France where he had a thoroughly good time. He views this trip as part of a continuing process of education, and feels that a man carries on learning until the day he dies.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Befekadu Mulugeta

Born in Arussi in 1944 (E.C.). Befekadu is the youngest child in a family of three. While at the Ras Dargae school his thoughts first began to turn towards a career in the armed forces when the school was visited by some smart air force cadets. As well as being a keen basketball, volleyball and tennis player, he likes to go hunting when has an opportunity. He is keen on western music and is a geat fan of James Brown. He hopes after graduation to join an infantry unit.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Bekele Tekle

Born in 1942 (EC) at Huruta in the Province of Arussi. Before joining the Academy he was educated at Nigusi Haile Melekot Primary School and Ras Dargey High School. A fine sportsman he has represented his company at football and volleyball, and took first place in the Pole Vault event in the Academy Athletic Meeting. He liopes later on to have the opportunity to qualify as an engineer
He resides in Ethiopia


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GC 664
GC Belay Mebrate


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GC 665
GC Bekele Wordofa


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GC 666
Lieutenant Belay Menghiste

Born in 1942 (EC) at Korem. He came to the Academy from Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Asmra, is an accomplished basketball and volleyball player and has represented his company in these games. He spends a great deal of his spare time reading, but still manages to fit in his hobby of photography. After being commissioned he hopes to join an armoured unit.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 667
Captain Belayneh Hagos

Born in Addis Ababa in 1944 (EC), the fourth child in a family of seven. He came to the Academy via Atse Gelawidious Secondary School and MPSS. He has a fine sporting record, having represented his company at no fewer than five sports: football, squash, tennis basketball and boxing. In contrast his leisure moments are spent quietly listening to Indian music and reading. He hopes later on to have the opportunity of seeing foreign parts.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Ensermu Deyas

Born in 1944 (EC) at Shambu in Wellega. The eldest child of a family of four, he attended Shambu Primary School and Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Lekemit. He had an earlier ambition to be an airforce pilot, and still hopes that after graduating he may find a place in army aviation. Ensemeru plays most games and has represented his company at gena and football. A good athlete, he cornpeted in the 1500 and 800 metres in the last athletics meeting. His favourite passtimes are riding, hunting and listening to music.
He was executed by the Derg.


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Lieutenant Colonel Fantahun Temtimie

Popularly known as “Teklay” first saw the light of day in Maichew in Tigre in 1945 (EC). The second chilcin a family of three he attended Shemeles Habte Primary and Secondary School and MPSS. A good games player, he has represented his company at football and vallleyball. He is keen horseman who rides whenever he has the chance- Amidst his sporting activities he still manages to find the time to pursue his hobbies of stamp collecting and photography. He visited Fance recently and this has whetted his appetite for further travel.
It is believed that Colonel Fantahun Temtimie was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Fessese Abaere

Born in Arussi in 1943 (EC), the fourth child of a family of five. After leaving the Ras Dargey Secondary School he came to the Academy because, as he says, “I never wished to be an office worker”. He plays most games but describes himself as only “average” at them. Fesese is very fond of music, and likes nothing better in a quiet moment than to curl up in a chair and listen to Ethiopian music.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Fikreyesus Mesfine

He resides in Eriteria.


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Captain Fikru Ayima

Born at Amuma, Wellega in 1942 (EC), the eldest child of a family of four. Before coming to the Academy he received his schooling at Siere Primary School and Nekemte Secondary School. A keen player of most games, he has represented his company at volleyball and tennis as well as competing in the 800 metre, and shot put events in Athletics Meeting.
He was exected by the Derg.


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Major Gatew Teferi

Born at Aesela in 1943 (E.C), the youngest child of a family of seven. After attending Hirna Primary School and Aseb Teferi Secondary School, he confesses that the glamour of the uniform largely influenced his decision to join the army. He has found that the Academy has given him ample opportunities to develop his skill as a sportsman and he has represented his company at volleyball, boxing, squash and tennis. A keen horseman, he rides whenever he has the opportunity.

Colonel Gatew graduated in October 1973 and began his career as a platoon leader in 2nd Inf. Coy. of 11th Body Guard Bn. After a while he was elevated to Coy. commander. Later on he served as a Bn. operation, training, and intelligence officer. Soon after his accelerated promotion to the rank of captain in 1978 he was detached to 2nd Inf. Division to serve as a deputy operation and training officer. He was then transferred to Ground Forces Tpt. and Logistics Department in 1978 and 1980 consecutively. In 1982 he joined the Addis Ababa University and graduated with LLB (Bachelors of Law) in 1986. Until 1988 he was a legal advisor of the Ground Forces and in addition to this through 1991 he was an executive officer of the commanding General of the Ground Forces. He married Woizerit Almaz Jimma in 1979 (they intend to celebrate their 25th Jublee anniversary soon) and have three children, two boys and a girl, ages 23, 21, and 11. While he had full energy and profound love of his uniform he had to cease his service in 1991. Ultimately destiny drove him to the U.S.A. and now resides with his family in Springfield, Virginia


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Lieutenant Gebre Egziabihare Mahari

Born in Asmara in 1943 (EC), youngest but one of a family of nine. He attended St. George Primary School and Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Asmara. He devotes himself to keeping fit, and is particularly good at field events in athletic competitions. He has no ambitions beyond being a successful officer.
He resides in Eritrea.


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Lieutenant Colonel Gebre Egziabihare Wondaferaw

Born in Maichew in 1944 (EC). He has three sisters. He went on from Gorgora Primary School to Haile Selassie I Compre-hensive School, Gondar. He likes most games and has represented his company at volleyball and basketball. His main hobbles are painting and music. He is devoted to his future career, and wants nothing more than to become a competent field officer. He likes to read biographies of the great leaders and generals of the past, and finds great pleasure in studying their campaigns.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Getahun Mekonnen

Born in the village of Runja near Yirgalem in Sidamo Province in 1943 (EC), the fifth child in a family of seven. After attending school at Haile Selassie I Primary School and Ras Desta Secondarc School, Yirgalem, he says that his father and other members of his family advised him to become an officer in the army. He now feels that this advice was well founded. He confesses that riding and hunting are near manias with him. After retirement, he says wistfully, he would like a stable of his own horses.
He resides in Europe.


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Lieutenant Getnet Ayele


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Lieutenant Girma Adamu

Born in 1944 (EC), at Nazareth, the , eldest child ofa family of nine. He was educated at Atse Geladwdious Primary and Secondary Schools. His military ambition began, he says, when he saw a film, “To Hell and Back”, and was supported by his family which lias a military tradition. He is captain of the Academy football team and has also represented the Academy at hockey. His spare time activities are music, hunting, painting and riding. His favourite reading is about the great generals of the past, whom he hopes to emulate one day.
He was killed in action


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Lieutenant Colonel Girma Worku

Born in 1943 (EC), in Addis Ababa, the second child of a family of four. After going to school at the Haile Selassie I Secondary School he says he was attracted to the army out of motives of patriotism. A keen sportsman, who plays most games, he has represented his company at football. Painting and music are his chief relaxations. Having visited France this year, he would now like the opportunity to visit other countries.
He resides in the USA.


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Colonel Haile Baraki

The fourth child ofa family of five, he was born in Zaia Anbessa, Tigre in 1943 (EC). After attending a number of primary schools he completed his secondary education at Atse Yohannes School.An all round sportsman, he has represented his company at squash, football, boxing and athletics. In hi? spare time he likes reading and walking. He places great importance on professionalism in an army officer’s career, and wishes first of all to be an exemplary officer. However, should the opportunity arise, he would like to qualify as a doctor. He has already been to France, and regards travel as an important way of broadening the mind and getting rid of prejudices about other people.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Hailegebriel Dejene

Born in 1943 (EC), at Baco in Gemugoffa. He was declared Victor Ludorumin the 1965 (EC) Academy Athletic Meeting for winning the 100 metres, 200 metres and shot put. He is also an excellent footballer who has represented the Academy. His particular heroes are Pele of Brazil and MullerofWest Germany. He feels thnat an officer has a great responsibility to guide and train his subordinate, and thinks that discipline does not flow from punishment but depends to a great extent on the character and personal example of the leader.
He was executed by the Derg.


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Colonel Habtemariam Ketsela

Born in Wollo in 1943 (EC). The second child in a family offive he attended Asfawossen Primary School, Addis Ababa, and Menelik II Secondarfi School, before coming on to MPPS. As well as representing his company at football and hockey, he won second place in the 400 metres event and third place in the 200 metres in the Academy Athletic meeting. His main leisure hour activities are listening to music, reading and swimming
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Dr/Major Kibret Kebede

Born in 1944 (EC). Before coming to the Academy he studied at Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Asmara. He joined the army because he believes that it is one of the best ways of serving his country. He plays almost all games, and has represented his company at basketball. His favourite hobby is painting and has become quite proficient ait. He also admits to being a bit of a bookworm, and devours just about everything that comes his way. Occasionally he likes to get away from the hurly burly and listen quietly to music, in which his tastes are very catholic and range from “soul” to India music. He recently visited France and is enthusiastic about all he saw there.
He resides in USA.


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GC 685
Lieutenant Colonel Kidus Asfaw


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Lieutenant Laeke Fisehatsion

Born in Serae in 1942 (EC), the youngest child of a family of five. He came to the Academy from Adiugri Secondary School. He is reticent about giving his reasons for joining the army and replies simply ‘to make a living’ but from what we know of him we are sure that there are other reasons which he is to modest to mention. He plays most games, but would be the last to claim any great distinction in them. He has the rather unusual hobby of gardening, and army and replies simply “to make a living” but from what we know of him cherishes a pipe dream of becoming a farmer in the future when he retires
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Lema Beshah

Born in 1944 (EC), in Shoa Province at a place called Seyo. The fourth child in a family of six he attended Princess Taitu School and Kokebe Tsibah Secondary School before entermg MPSS and the Academy. He plays most games and is a keen horseman. His ambition is to go on to the university where he would like to study medicine and become a doctor. He was one of the party that visited France this year and found the trip very interesting.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Mebrahtu Tekle Michael

Born in Asmara in 1944 (EC), tlie second of seven children. He attended Itegue Menen Primary School and Haile Selassie I Secondary School. He plays football, basketball and tennis and has kept goal for the Academy XI. He is a voracious reader of detective stories and particularly enjoys Agatha Christie and Edgar Wallace. He hopes to be able to join the airborn battalion when he is commissioned
He resides in Eritrea.


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Lieutenant Mebrahtu Wolde Rufael

Born in 1942 (EC), near Adowa, the fourth child ofa family of seven. He entered the Academy after attending Enjicho Primary School and Makale Secondary School. As well as plays several games his favourite recreations are hunting, mountain climbing, taxidermy and reading books with a scientific background. His interest in science has led him to hope that one day he may have the opportunity to study medicine.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Million Adamu

The “baby” of the course was born in 1945 (EC) at Gore’ the second of a family of three brothers .He attended Haile Selassie I Primary and Secondary Schools at Ambo. The childhood attraction of a uniform was later re-inforced by his reading about the exploits of famous generals and it was thus natural for him to join the Academy. His main recreations are sport, music and photography. Since his favourite academic subjects are mathematics and physics, he would like to put them to good use by joining the signal corps where he could apply these subjects to the study of modern methods of communications.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Mesele Gebre Mariam

Born in 1943 (EC) in Tigre Province, the eldest child of a family of seven. After leaving Ras Dargie Secondary School in Assella, he confesses that he joined the army out of the mere necessity of finding a job. Now, however, after three years at the Academy he finds military life much to his liking and does not regret his decision. He plays most games, and likes to relax listening to music. He has no ambitions outside his military career, and hopes to climb steadily up the promotional ladder by hard work and competence.
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Meseret Temesgen

Born in 1943 (EC), at Dessie. The eldest child in a family of nine, he was educated at Negus Michael Primary and Woizero Shies Secondary Schools. Joining the Academy seemed to be an inevitable course of action, since, from early childhood he had no other ambition than to join the army. He plays a full part in all the sporting activities of the Academy, but readily admits he is not an outstanding games player. His favourite pastimes are hunting and listing to African music.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Mitiku Wondimagene

Born in Sidamo in 1942 (EC) The youngest child of a family of four, he attended Haile Selassie I Primary’and’ Ligaba Beyene Secondary School. While he performs well enough on the games field, his real idea of passing the time reading. He particularly admires Hemmiiigway and the Ethiopian writers Addis Alemayehu and Mekonnen Endalchew. When time permits he likes to listen to Amharic music. Something of an idealist he deplores such obstacles to a better world as chauvinism an racialism.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Mulugeta Ghelaw

Born in 1943 (EC) and hails from Asmara, where he is the fourth child in a family of eight. He joined the Academy after going to School at Keren Primary and Haile Selassie I Secondary, Asmara. A fine sportsman, he represented his Company at squash, weight-lifting and football. He likes to spend his spare time reading biographies and listening to music. He is particularly fond of tlie music of James Brown. His special academic interests are economics and political science, and he hopes that his army career will allow him to further his knowledge in these fields.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Nigusu Biru


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Lieutenant Nitsuh Abate

The fourth child in a family of seven, he was bom in Debre Markoa in 1043 (EC), and before coming to the Academy he attended Negus T/Haimanot Primary and Secondary Schools. He is outstanding athlete, who has played football, basketball and volleyball for his company, boxed at company level for the last three years and won the pole vault event in the last Athletic Meeting. It is not surprising that one wtio enjoys pliysical activity so much should have the ambition of a parachute unit after he is commissioned.
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Sereke Berhane

Born in Kibremengist, in 1942 (EC), the eldest ofa faniily of seven. He attended Ras Biru Primary School and Haile Selassie I Secondary School, Kotobe. He plays most games and has represented his company at basketball and volleyball. Later he would like to take a university course to become an engineer.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Yeshewalul Tessema

Born in 1943 (EC), at Debre Berhan. Thefifth child ofafamily of six, he attended Atsai Zereya Kobe Primary School and Haile Mariam Mamo Secondary School. Since his father was an officer in the army, it was natural for him to follow his footsteps and join the army too. A particularly keen games player he has represented his company at football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and boxing. His main relaxation is listening to music.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Shibiru Gheressu

Born the third child in a family of ten at Addis Ababa in 1944 (EC). He was educated at Dej. Wendverad Primary School and Haile Selassie I Secondary School. He plays all games and won second place in the discuss throw in the last athletics competition. His favourite recreations are reading, listening to pop music and riding. He hopes to be able to carry on with his studies, and would like to go overseas.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Tassew Sissay

Born in Harar in 1944 (EC), the third child of a family of seven. He attended the Ras Mekonnen Primary School and the Medhane Alem Secondary School. He says that he plays all games to “a reasonable standard”. He is very fond of listening to Ethiopian music and is a great reader who particularly admires Will Durrant. Had he not joined the army he would have liked to have been a farmer, and thinks this is an ambition which he will keep until he retires.
He resides in the USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Teklemedhin Hailu

Born in Dire Dawa in i943(EC). the eldest ofa family of three. He first got the idea of joining the army while lie was at Dire Dawa Secondary School, for he says there are many uniforms to be seen in that town. He has represented his company at athletics, and plays football and volleyball. His main hobbies are stamp collecting and reading. His future ambitions are largely concerned with making a success of his military career and liopes one day to hold an important command.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Colonel Teklewold Mengesha

Born the sixth child of a family of nine at Debre Berhan in 1942 (EC). His early education was at Abye Primary School and Haile Mariam Mamo Secondary School. His love of adventure overcame an earlier ambition to be a doctor, and it was this which finally influenced his decision to join the army. He has played volleyball for his company, but his main recreations are handcraft and drawing. He hopes to specialise in some technical branch of the army where he would be able to indulge his interest in science.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Temesgen Challa

Born in 1943 (EC), at Wollega, the eldest child of a family of five. He attended Dej. Gracha School and Maaregie Hiwot Secondary School. He likes quiet pastimes like reading, listening to soft music and going for evening walks, but he thoroughly enjoys a good argument or debate. However, he is not anti – social and plays basketball, volleyball and table tennis with enthusiasm. He is impatient of fancy ambitions, and sees the most important attitude to the future as being prepared to work hard and devote himself to his career.
The Status of Colonel Temesgen is not known.


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Lieutenant Tsehaye Yohannes

Born in Addis Ababa in 1942 (EC), the second child in a family of five. He came to the Academy after attending Tefari Mekonnen Primary and Secondary Schools. There is a family tradition of patriotism and soldiering, and he was inspired to join the army by his father’s stories of events during the occupation when he was a freedom fighter. A keen sportsman Tsehaie has represented his company at football and was a member of its relay team in the last athletics meeting. He spends a lot of his leisure reading detective stories, listening to music and going to the cinema.
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Enedege Andargie

Born at Debre Tabor in 1944 (EC) the fifth child in a family of six. He received his early schooling at Ebenat Primary School and Gondar Secondary School. When asked why he joined the army, he replied enigmatically, “Because I was meant for it”. As well as representing his company in basketball, football and volleyball, he won the long jump in the last Academy Athletics Meeting. He is passionately fond of Ethiopian music and listening to it occupies a lot of his spare time. He admits to not being particularly ambitious and feels that the future can safely be left to take care of itself.
He passed away.


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GC 707
Lieutenant Habtemariam Fisehatsion

Born at Adi-Ugri in 1944 (EC), the fourth child of a family of six. After attending Adi-Ugri Secondary School, he satisfied a childhood ambition to join the army by coming to the army by coming to the Academy. He likes to listen to music and have quiet Academy. He likes to listen to music ant have quiet moments alone, but is by no means a “lonewoir” for he is a very good tennis player and footballer, If the opportunity he would like to study engineering.
He resides in Eritrea.


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Lieutenant Gebrehiwot


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Lieutenant Colonel Mulugeta Tamirat

Born in the capital in 1943 (EC) and is the fouth child in family of ten. His early education was got at Nativity Primary School and St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Addis Ababa, He plays a number of games and has represented his company at basketball Music and reading are listed as his main leisure time activities. of the party which visited France recently, he nos hopes to do some more globe trotting in the future
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Teferi Berhane

Born in 1944 (EC) at Maileham near Udi – Ugri. The second child in a family often he attended Kudo Abuoar Primary School and Adi-Ugri Secondary School. He plays most games and won second place for his company in the 800 meters at the last athletics meeting. He spends a lot of his leisure time hunting as he finds it stimulating to get out into the open air and he enjoys the excitement of the chase. He has the ambition to study medicine if the opportunity occurs.
He was executed by the Derg.


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Lieutenant Yohannes Wolde Gebriel

Born at Adi-Ugri in 1944 (EC), the youngest child of a family of four. After attending Adi-ugri Primary and Secondary Schools, he satisfied a. childhood dream when he was accepted for the Academy. He has played football for,the Academy and squash and tennis for his company. He is keenly interested in photography, and still finds time to do a lot of reading. He would very much like to go on to the university to study medicine.
He was killed in action.


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Colonel Amsalu G. Egzi

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Befekadu Jifar

He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Bekele Nigatu

He was killed in action.


GC 716
Major Berhanu Hailu

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 717
Lieutenant Berhanu Urge

He was killed in action.


GC 718
Lieutenant Colonel Biruk Dejene

He was killed in action.


GC 719
Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Yusuf

He resides in Europe.


GC 720
Lieutenant Gebremedhin

He was killed in action.


GC 721
Lieutenant G.Yohannes G. Silassie

He resides in Canada.


GC 722
Lieutenant Getachew Akalu

He was killed in action.


GC 723
Lieutenant Getahun Gezahegne

He was killed in action.


GC 724
Lieutenant Getamesay Belete

He was killed in action.


GC 725
Lieutenant Girma Getahun

He was killed in action.


GC 726
Lieutenant Gosaye Desalegne

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 727
Captain Hailu Fantaye

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Hailu Adera

He resides in USA.


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GC Kibrom


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GC Lema Tadesse


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Lieutenant Colonel Nishan Negewo

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Melese Melka

He is serving in the Ethiopian Armed Forces.


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Lieutenant Meskele Ashine

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 734
Brigadier General Negussie Adugna

He was killed in action.


GC 735
Lieutenant Seifu Buke

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 736
Lieutenant Colonel Tadle Wolde Georgis

He was executed.


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Lieutenant Tadesse Kitessa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Tadese Nega

He was killed in action.


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GC 740
Lieutenant Tesfamariam W. Tensae

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 741
Captain Tesfaye Desta

He resides in USA.


GC 742
Lieutenant Tesfaye Teolde

He resides in USA.


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Major Tsegaye W.Aregay

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Wogayehu Alemayehu

He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Worku Eshete

He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Yisma Makonnen

He resides in Europe.


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Lieutenant Colonel Znebe Nishan

He resides in USA.


GC 748
Lieutenant Colonel Zerom Gezahegne

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 749
Major Tesfaye Deresa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Tesfaye Bekele

He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Alemayehu

He was born on 7 Tir 1947 at Adigrat in Tigray Province. He is the only son of his mother and the eldest in a family of three brothers and one sister. Abraham doesn’t really know why he decided to join the army but likes it all the same. He represented his company in boxing, likes photography and is choosey in the matter of books. His ambition is to leave an imprint on the history of Ethiopia.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Addis Dilnessaw

He's the third in family of seven and was born at Debre Marcos in Gojjam Provine in 1946. His father wanted him to be a farmer but discipline and smart turn-out of some officers he met made him change his mind. Addis is fond of reading, plays almost all games. He wants to study modern farming methods and help socialist Ethiopia in her struggle for food self-sufficiency.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Captain Afework Tariku

He was born, as far as he can remember, in 1945, somewhere in Showa Province. He does not want to let us know why he joined the army. He is shy about his hobbies and very secretive about his future plans and ambitions. He is cut out for the Secret Service—perhaps.
He was killed in action.


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Major Akalu Birhanu

He was born on 3rd October of the Gregorian calendar, in the year 1945 of the Ethiopian Calendar. He represented his company in basketball and football. He simply loves riding. Joining the army was fulfillment of a childhood wish. Akalu wants to marry early and have done with it, so that he can pursue his first love i-e, to become a doctor – a gynecologist may be!
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Alemayehu Gebre

He was born on 14 Meskerem 1946 at Debre-ziet in Showa Province. Joined the army to serve his mother-land. He is a long distance runner, plays football, basketball and “ground tennis” (in contradistinction to table-tennis, we suppose. -Ed)! Loves reading, soul music and long walks. His Favorite drink is water.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Ashine Mamecha

He was born at Meta in 1945. He comes from a family of two brothers and four sisters. Ashine likes all indoor and bal1 games- Loves to read jokes. His ambition is to outbond Bond, which is no joke.
He passed away due to natural causes.


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Lieutenant Assefa Mamo

He was born in 1946 in the province of Tigray. He comes from a family of two brothers and two sisters. Asefa would like to be a rural doctor to serve the poor suffering masses. He loves countryside. His hobbies are photography and picnics in the woods.
He was executed during the infamous ‘Red Terror’ of the Provisional Military Council A.K.A. DERG


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Lieutenant Assegid Abebe

He was born in 1944 and doesn’t remember where. Assegid joined the army to fulfil his father’s wish, who wanted see him in the uniform of an officer but who unfortunately died when Assegid was in his junior year at the Academy. He is fond of literature, African literature in particular, and is a Chinua Achebe fan. He loves route-marches. Cannot quite decide whether he wants to be a lawyer or a journalist. Assegid represented his company in football.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Ayalsew Dessie

Graduated from the famous Saint Cyr Military Academy – France. He was serving in the Ethiopian Airborne Brigade before he left the army.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Belete Haile Eyessus

He was born in 1946 in the village of Mekko in Welega Province. He is the youngest but one in a family of eight. He joined the army with the laudable aim of developing a healthy mind in a healthy body. He loves all games but loves basket-ball more in which he represented his coy. He would like to go to Addis Ababa and becomes an engineer. His hobbies are reading painting and listening to music.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Belete Kabtehyimer

The only son in a family of two children was born in Addis Ababa in 1946. Desire to lead men into battle led him to join the army. An all-round sportsman. Belte plays football with distinction. He represented the Academy in football and was captain of the team. His hobbies are stamp-collecting and Latin music. He has insatiable appetite for mathematics and hopes to visit Japan, the country he admires most.
He is missing in action. We will always keep him in our thoughts and prayers.


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Major - Police Force Beyene Alemu

He left the Academy to join the Ethiopian Police force where he excelled to the current rank.
He resides in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.


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Major Bizuwork Getahcew

He was born in 1945 at Debre Sina in Shoa Province. He joined the army for the simplest of all reasons: He wanted to! Bizuwork is a keen sportsman who represented his company in boxing, basketball and volleyball. Gonder Coy won the Inter-Company Volleybau Competition this year under his captaincy. His ambition is to become a doctor.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC Chalachew Bedir

He left the Academy before he graduated.
It is believed that he reside somewhere in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Damte Yilma

He was born m 1944 in Addis Ababa. First in a family of ten children Damte was drawn to the army by the glamour of the uniform. He plays all games but squash-rackets is his favourite. He likes to go hunting on week-ends if he can. He believes getting married early in life to a girl who need not be beautiful but well educated and of good character.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Dawoud Mohammed

He was born in 1946 at Adi Quala. Last but one in a family of eight, Daud believes that army is the only profession in which one can serve his country. He represented his company in football, boxing and athletics. He specializes in 800 meters and 400 meters races. Photography and sketching are his hobbies. Reading or listening to soft music of an evening is his favorite forms of relaxation. He already knows when he is going to get married – on his 27th birthday.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Deressa Damessa

He was born at Ambo in 1944. His earlier intention was to become a farmer and own a big mechanized farm but after joining the army he has decided to dedicate himself to the building of a formidable army for Ethiopia.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Dirhsa Desalegn

He was third in the order of appearance in a family of nine. He was born in Addis Ababa in 1946. Dersha is devoted to his family and clan. He believes in enlightened self-interest. His motto is to help himself, his family and his country in that order! Dersha has played football for his company loves reading and music and wants to specialize in languages – both English and Amharic.
We regret for the untimely death of Lieutenant Dirsha Desalegn.


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Major Feleke Abebe

Born on 5 Hamle 1945 at Shoa, more than anything else in life, wanted to be a soldier. Hence he joined the Academy. He is a keen student of history and would like to specialize in that subject. A true son of the soil he believes that only honest leadership in the army can save the country.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Fisum Aberah

He was born at Adrigat in Tigray province, in, 945, a family of two brothers and three sisters. He is extremely reticent about his interests, hobbies and future plans and ambitions.
He was killed in action.


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Major Getachew Johane

He was born at Jimma in 1945. He has represented the Academy in football and basketball and his company in volleyball. His hobby is reading.
He resides in USA.


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Lieutenant Colonel Getahun Demissie

Second in a family of seven was born at Addis Ababa in 1944. Getahun is very proud that he has joined the army. Given his physique it would seem unnatural if he did not. Known for his gentleness he has never-the-less, won shot-put discus-throw and weight-lifting prizes. He represented his company in volleyball and basketball and was also a pilot in the armed forces.
He was killed in action.


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Lieutenant Colonel Getahun Kassa

He heard the “Reveille” and saw the light of the day on 4 Yek 1946 at 0545 hrs at a place called Aleta Wondo. He is seventh in the order of seniority in his family. He plays basket-ball and volleyball and reads science fiction; Math and Physics are his favorite subjects. He does not, repeat not, believe in early marriage. He was a pilot in the armed forces.
He now resides in Uganda.


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Lieutenant Getahun Teklu

He was born at Addis Ababa in 1946. He is the first male child in a family of three. Love of adventure brought him to the army. He has represented his company in boxing. Swimming is his favorite form of relaxation.
He is believed to be in West Africa.


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Lieutenant Girma Aynalem

The last in a family of three, was born at Assella, on 18 Tekemt 1946. Girma plays all games and has represented his company in boxing, athletics and basket-ball. He loves reading novels and has weakness for novels by African writers. He doesn’t favor early marriage. His ambition is to visit Europe.
He was liked by everyone. He was killed in action as the result of the bitter war in Ethiopia during the DURG era.


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Lieutenant Girma Kebede

The second child of his parent, was born at Arussi in 1945. He joined the army to bring glory to his motherland and to himself. He has also ambitions to win glory in sports. He plays all games and has a curious hobby of visiting law courts. Girma believes there is no shortcut to success. Hence, he believes in hard work.
He was killed in action.


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Major Gonsa Asaro

Seventh in a family of nine, was born at Wollamo Soddo, in 1946. He developed interest in army after joinig the Academy. He played basketball and volleyball for the Academy as well as for his company.
He passed away due to natural causes.


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Major Habtu Gebrehiywot

He was born at Axum in Tigray province. He was inspired to join the army after reading the story of Napoleon. He represented his company in basketball and volleyball. His chief interest lies in tactics.
He was killed in action.


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Major Hailesilassie Gebremariam

He was born in the thirteenth month of sunshine, exclusive to Ethiopia, at Adigrat in the year 1944. He wanted to join a university and do post-graduate work but was tempted to join the Academy and receive military training while earning a degree in academics. He loves music and political discussions. After he retires from the army, Haile wants to settle down as a farmer.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Jembere Tessema

He was born at Arjo in Wollega, in 1945.He is the eldest in a family of three brothers and four sisters. His first ambition was to become a math teacher but was inspired by Capt (now Major) Zewdu, who visited his school, to join the army. His interests are riding and hiking He loves Ethiopian music.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Colonel Kassu Taye

He was born at Wondo Genet in Showa. He has two brothers and five sisters and no plans or ambitions.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Kefyalew Moges

He is the only son of his parents. He was born at Ambo, where the mineral water comes from, in 1945. He is a man of faith and his ambition is to rise to the exalted rank of General in the Army.
He served as an instructor at the officers training center, Holleta-Genet, from 1975 to 1977. He left the Army August 1977. He graduated from Baruch College, New York with a degree in Computer Management Information Systems.
He resides in New York, USA.


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Lieutenant Kifle Abebe

He was born in Addis Ababa, on 22 Miazia, 1946. He is the eldest in a family of four – three brothers and one sister. Kifle was eleven, when Somalia provoked a border clash with Ethiopia. Young Kifle listened to the news of the war and decided to join the army. His hobbies are radio-listening, films, reading and riding.
He is believed to reside in Ethiopia.


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Major Mekonnen Feyissa

Third in a family of five, was born at Chancho in 1944. He wanted to be a teacher but changed his mind and joined the Academy. He is fond of reading books on psychology and sociology. He desires to visit China and to marry a girl who is well aware of the problems of Ethiopia.
He was killed in action.


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Major Milion Bekele

Second in a family of six brothers was born at Dire Dawa, in 1946. He represented his Company in football and counts music among his hobbies.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Muluneh Adal

First son of his parents, was born at Langai. He played football and volleyball for the Academy and his company. Muluneh has an uncomplicated mind and he is ready to accept the world as he finds it. He likes reading
He was executed during the infamous ‘Red Terror’ of the Provisional Military Council AKA DERG.


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Lieutenant Colonel Nigusu Tefera

He was born in 1945 and while at school he was lured to join the Academy by Major Zewdu’s immaculate uniform. He has represented his company in volleyball. His hobbies are listening to Ethiopian music and reading biographies of great generals. His ambition is to rise to the top and to marry a beautiful girl. He was a pilot in the armed forces.
He passed away in USA due to natural causes.


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Lieutenant Colonel Rezene Legesse

Second child in a family of five, was born at Aoldi Quantzi. At first it was the smartness of the uniform but now it is the fascination with tactics which holds Rezene’s interest, Reading and walking are among his favourite hobbies. He objects to early marriage.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Major Said Mubarak

He was born at Moyale in 1945. He is the first born in a family of four- PIays football and volleyball. He has represented his company in boxing. He likes to read books and would like to go in for higher studies. His ambition is to visit Kenya and Sudan.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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Lieutenant Samuel Abebe

He was born at Harrar in 1946. First in a family of four, he has joined the army to serve his country in time of need. He is an all-rounder in sports and games. He has represented his company in football and basket-ball. He would like to explore the jungles and deserts of Ethiopia. .
He was killed in action.


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GC Shawel Mekuria

He is believed to reside in Ethiopia.


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GC 792
Lieutenant Shibeshi Haile

He graduated from the famous Saint Cyr Military Academy – France. Lt. Shibeshi was serving in the Ethiopian Airborne Brigade. He is missing in action. We will always keep him in our thoughts and prayers.


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GC 793
Major Shimellis Shibeshi

He was born at Garamulleta in 1945. Biography of Rommel inspired him to join the profession of arms. Shimells loves nature and consequently likes to go hiking in deep woods and lofty mountains. He would like to become a doctor or an engineer.
He was killed in action.


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GC 794
Colonel Solomon Kasahun

He was born at Sidamo in 1945. Solomon enjoys playing all games but loves basketball above all. He has represented the Academy and his company in most games.
He passed away due to natural causes.


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GC 795
Major Solomon Kifle

Second in a family of six, was born at Addis Ababa in 1946. Soldiering is his family profession. Apart from that he admires discipline and neatness in daily life. He loves Indian and Amharic music. He would like to visit all the historic places of Ethiopia and, if possible, visit Israel.
He resides in USA.


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GC 796
Major Tadesse Hailu

Third in a family of six, was born at Harrar in1946. He is interested in military subjects, likes reading and, given a chance, would like to become a doctor.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 797
Major Tadesse Urgessa

Second in a family of three brothers and three sisters, was born at Guder in Showa Province, in 1944. Tadcsse was initially reluctant to join the army, but having joined it he finds himself more and more interested. Plays all games but likes volleyball best. He has represented his company in boxing.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 798
Major Takele Tezera

He was born at Jimma in 1947. He loves all indoor games, basketball and tennis. Swimming and reading are his hobbies. He was a pilot in the armed forces.
He resides in USA.


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GC 799
Lieutenant Tamirat Tadesse

Third in a family of nine, he was born in 1945. He was attracted by the smart uniforms of the Academy Graduates to join their exalted ranks. He wants to become a proficient army officer.
He was executed during the infamous ‘Red Terror’ of the Provisional Military Council (Derg)


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GC 800
Lieutenant Colonel Tamirat Tibebu

He was born at Kafia. He loves reading and loves Ethiopia and would rather travel all over Ethiopia.
He lives in Ethiopia.


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GC 801
Lieutenant Teferi Adem

He is the youngest but not the smallest in a family of three brothers and three sisters. He was born at Kambatta – Hossanna in Shoa Province on 12 Guenbot, 1944. Teferi thinks that uniform is a symbol of equality and a career in the armed forces the best means of service to the mother country. He loves sports, all sports and can never have his fill. He has represented his company in boxing, athletics and volleyball for three years. He loves to see movies on week days but on Sundays he prefers to relax in the company of the fair sex. He is not thinking of getting married as yet. He would like to go on a pilgrimage to China and to get a university degree in Public Administration before getting married.
He resides in Canada.


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GC 802
Major Tesfaye Aklilu

He was born at Harrer in 1946. Used to watch GC’s marching in their smart uniforms and wished to join them one day. He has.
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 803
GC Tesfaye Damtew

He is believed to reside in Ethiopia.


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GC 804
Lieutenant Tesfaye Nigirti

The first born in a family of three, was born at Wolisso in 1943. He has represented his company in football and volleyball. He would like to marry early if the right girl came along. He is eager to serve his country anywhere in any capacity. He enjoys reading,
He was killed in action.


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GC 805
Lieutenant Tesfaye Tadesse

Fourth in a family of eight, he was born in Kara in 1945. A strong sense of patriotism compelled him to seek a career in the army. He played all games reasonably well and his hobby was riding.
He was killed in action.


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GC 806
Lieutenant Teshome Tura

He was born at Harrar in 1946. He joined the army to serve his country. Besides he loves army life. He plays tennis and football and has represented his company in the latter. Teshome loves music and long walks.
He was killed in action.


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GC 807
Major Ukumo Shata

He is eldest of three brothers and five sisters. He was born at Wollamo Soddo on 23rd day of the sene month in the year 1946. He wanted to become an elementary school teacher, like most of his friends, but the uniform, the manner, chest-out and the chin-in, changed his views and he decided to join the army. He has represented his company in volleyball and football for three years. He loves riding and Ethiopian music. His ambition is to be a leader of men, in peace or in war. He believes in early marriage
He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 808
Lieutenant Woubshet Alemu

Third in a family of eight, was born at Harrar in 1945. He attended the graduation day parade of the Twelfth Course and plumped for the glamorous life of a GC. He has represented his company in volleyball and football. His hobbies are music, reading and picnics. He has no immediate matrimonial plans
He was killed in action.


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GC 809
Major Wondimu Beyene

Eldest in a family of six, was born at Quiba, on 16 Hamle, 1945. He has played football and basketball for his company. Wondimu is categorically anti-matrimony
He was killed in action.


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GC 810
Lieutenant Zena Mengiste

The eldest of a family of five, was born at Dire Dawa on 8 Hamle 1947. He joined the army to serve his country. He has played football and basketball for his company. He likes to listen to Ethiopian music.
He resides in NC, USA.


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GC 811
Lieutenant Colonel Zwedu Gossaye

Number one in a family of five, was born at Arussi on 6 Hamle, 1947. Plays squash-rackets and foot-ball. He represented his company in football. His ambition is to die in the service of his country
He resides in Ethiopia.


Information not available at the moment.


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GC 872
Lieutenant Abate Asfaw

He passed away.


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GC 873
Lieutenant Abate Kenea

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 874
Lieutenant Abate W/Georgis


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GC 875
Lieutenant Abera W/Mariam

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 876
Lieutenant Adeba Mengesha

He was killed in action.


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GC 877
Lieutenant Ahmed Mohammed

He resides in USA.


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GC 878
Lieutenant Alemayehu Gebeyehu

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 879
Lieutenant Alemayehu Mekuria

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 880
GC Alemu Taffesse


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GC 881
Lieutenant Amdissa Kenea

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 882
MD Arkew M/Michael


GC 883
Lieutenant Atnafu W/Mariam


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GC 884
GC Ayele Tolla

He passed away.


GC 885
GC Ayub Adem


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GC 886
Lieutenant Bekele Tsegaye

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 887
Lieutenant Bekele W/Georgis

He was killed in action.


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GC 888
Lieutenant Beyene Gemeda

He was killed in action.


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GC 889
Lieutenant Beyene Gudeta

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 890
Lieutenant Bimrew Alemu

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 891
MD Bitew Alemu


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GC 892
Lieutenant Dawit Assefa

He passed away.


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GC 893
GC Dinka Deksissa

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 894
GC Estifanos Asheber


GC 895
GC Fantahun H/Michael


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GC 896
Lieutenant Feyisa Dade

He was killed in action.


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GC 897
Lieutenant Fikremariam Tadesse


GC 898
GC Fikru Ketema


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GC 899
Lieutenant GebreMichael Heramo

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 900
Lieutenant Geleta Mekonnen

He resides in USA.


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GC 901
Lieutenant Getachew Amde

He was killed in action.


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GC 902
Lieutenant Girma Adamu

He resides in USA.


GC 903
Lieutenant Girma Tefera


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GC 904
Lieutenant Hailemariam Kinde


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GC 905
Lieutenant Hailu Endeshaw

He was killed action.


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GC 906
Lieutenant Kebede Birru


GC 907
GC Kenfe W/Mariam


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GC 908
Lieutenant Ketema Sebsebe


GC 909
GC Kumsa Gobena


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GC 910
Lieutenant Lelisa Angecha

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 911
Lieutenant Mebrate H/Mariam

He resides in Ethiopia.


GC 912
GC Mekasha Muluneh


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GC 913
Lieutenant Mekonen Regassa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 914
Lieutenant Mengistu Abomsa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 915
Lieutenant Mintesnot Zena

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 916
Lieutenant Mulissa Begashaw

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 917
Lieutenant Mulu Abera

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 918
Lieutenant Nigus Endegnanew

He passed away.


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GC 919
Lieutenant Reta Ayele

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 920
Lieutenant Samson Gizaw


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GC 921
Lieutenant Sima Delesa


GC 922
GC Tafessework Mageru


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GC 923
Lieutenant Tariku Meta

He passed away.


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GC 924
Lieutenant Tefera Demissie


GC 925
GC Teklemariam H/Mariam


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GC 926
Lieutenant Tesfaye Abegaz

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 927
Lieutenant Teshome Megerssa

He resides in Ethiopia.


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GC 928
Lieutenant Tezera Bezabeh

He resides in USA.


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GC 929
Lieutenant Tibebe Tsegaye

He was killed in action.


GC 930
DR Tsegaye W/Georgis


GC 931
GC Wubshet Alemu


GC 932
MD Wedneh Desta


GC 933
MD Welkaba Legesse


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GC 934
Lieutenant Yelekal Denekew

He resides in Canada.


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GC 935
Lieutenant Yemane Mamo

He was killed in action.


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