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    Bombardier Heinz Pisarek and Gunner Joseph Brooks

    25 November 1973

    Bombardier Heinz Pisarek and Gunner Joseph Brooks of 156 Inkerman Battery, 94 Locating Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery.

    Heinz and "Steve" were on duty at the Tango2 OP located on top of Rossville flats in the Bogside, Londonderry. Their task was to guard the lower entrance to the rest room which lead to the OP. At approxamately 2100hrs, the OP was fired on from the Glenfada Park area. At the same time, using people exiting the lift as cover, two gunmen surprised the men on guard shooting both of them dead.
    Heinz Pisarek was one of the most popular guys in the regiment and a personal friend of mine. Tremendously fit, he was a Regimental P.T.I. and had a sense of humour to be admired. His supply of jokes could last for hours. Heinz had already had a lucky escape in 1971 when, in the same incident in which Gunner Curtis was killed in the New Lodge, Belfast, a 9mm round hit the battery pack of the A41 radio he was carrying and lodged in his web belt.

    Always Remembered....Never Forgotten

    R.I.P. Old friend.

    Joseph or Steve as everyone knew him was relatively new to the regiment but during build up showed himself to be a really switched on lad.

    Always Remembered....Never Forgotten

    R.I.P.

    As a point of irony, the first two soldiers to die through terrorist action were from 94 Regiment. Heinz and "Steve" were 201 and 202.
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    WE WILL REMEMBER THEM...

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    RIP our brave comrades. They will never be forgotten.


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    Heinz got off lucky on our first tour. He lent me his car when we were at Larkhill together. after he was killed it was auctioned for his widow. The winner gave it back to be sold. My wife was in the next bed to his wife in BMH Hannover.

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    to my friend Heinz Pisarek

    I remember hearing those shots that terrible night, Sleep well dear friend..

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