Siege Of Jadotville Survivor Remembered As 'Humble, Considerate And Quiet Spoken'

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Geoffrey Cuffe passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90.

A midlands man is being remembered as a humble, considerate, and quiet spoken Irish United Nations veteran.

90-year-old Geoffrey Cuffe, from Athlone, passed away on Tuesday.

The Westmeath man was a survivor of the Siege of Jadotville, where 156 Irish troops acting as peacekeepers resisted repeated attacks from a force of 5,000 in the Congo in 1961.

He is survived by his daughter Jean and sons, Liam and Geoffrey.

The Author of 'Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army's Forgotten Battle', Mullingar's Declan Power, says Mr Cuffe was committed to helping people:

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