Gallery

Description

Born in: Galicia
Age: 51
Offspring: 4
Marital status: Married
Job: Lieutenant Colonel Infantry
Date of the attack: 17/06/1986
Place of the attack: Madrid
Guilties: José Ignacio de Juana Chaos, Antonio Troitiño Arranz, Idoia López Riaño, Inés del Río Prada, María Inmaculada Noble Goicoechea, Juan Manuel Soares Gamboa.
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

At 2.30 pm on 17 June 1986, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Infantry Carlos Vesteiro Pérez was on his way home for lunch. He was travelling in an official car with Major Ricardo Sáenz de Ynestrillas and the driver, Private Francisco Casillas. As the car was approaching Major Saenz de Ynestrillas’s home at No. 38 Avenida de Manzanares, two ETA members who had waiting there, pretending to be a courting couple, machine-gunned the vehicle from either side. One of the terrorists then approached the vehicle and inserting his arm into one of the windows, fired further shots at the occupants, who were already fatally injured. A doctor and a nurse who were in the area at the time came to the soldiers’ aid. “There was nothing we could do to save them”, said the nurse, María Sánchez, adding: “I was very scared. The attackers fired their guns to intimidate passers-by; some people dropped to the ground to protect themselves”. Carlos Vesteiro had been born in A Coruña, but was buried in the mausoleum of the Parachute Brigade in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).

Images