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Description

Born in: Andalucía
Age: 21
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Single
Job: Civil Guard Agent
Date of the attack: 17/11/1980
Place of the attack: Eibar
Guilties: Fermín Ancizar Tellechea, Francisco Martín Robles, Ángel María Recalde Goicoechea, Jesús María Retolaza Loidi, José Antonio Arluciaga Iribar, Pedro José Picabe Ugaldea
Weapon: Subfusil
Killed by: ETA

Description

Juan García León was driving the first vehicle in a convoy made up of two Civil Guard Land Rovers and a Seat 131. The convoy was returning from guard duty at the Star Bonifacio Echeverria arms factory in Eibar (Guipúzcoa). At about 150 metres from the factory, on the road towards Ermua, they were ambushed by five terrorists, who attacked the convoy with machine guns, assault rifles and shotguns, as well as two hand grenades that failed to explode. The assassins were hiding at two different sites: on steps leading up from the Eibar service station and beneath the so-called “Amaña Towers”, meaning that the Civil Guard convoy was caught in crossfire. Two Civil Guard officers were also seriously injured in the attack.