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You are Eritrean, Who Gave That to You?

The price we have paid for independence
The price we have paid for independence

By Mebrak Ghebreweldi,

I JOINED the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front in 1978. After finishing my military training I was on the front line until 1989. With just one exception of the battle of Asmara, I participated in each Ethiopian offensive against us including the battle to liberate Massawa in 1990.

I am sure every former liberation fighter has some event or experience from the war that he or she will never forget. Spending more than 12 years on the front line or communicating from the high mountains above the battlefields is a long time and of course I too remember many events that will stay with me forever. They contributed to defining and shaping the person I am now. Continue reading You are Eritrean, Who Gave That to You?