BANDUNG (JP): Col. (ret) Alex Evert Kawilarang, who passed away at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital in Jakarta on Tuesday, was buried in Cikutra Heroes Cemetery here on Thursday.
The funeral was accompanied by a full military ceremony led by Siliwangi Military Commander Maj. Gen. Slamet Supriyadi.
Before the funeral, Kawilarang's body was laid in the Soedirman Room at Siliwangi Army Area Command Headquarters on Jl. Aceh, Bandung.
He was 80 and is survived by his wife Henny Olga Pondaag and three children, Aisa, Edwin and Pearl Kawilarang.
In his funeral speech Slamet expressed his grief, saying that Kawilarang was a brilliant man and realized the military spirit of struggle and heroism.
""His last message was that the Army has to remain true to its aspirationsto struggle with the people,"" he said. (25/09)