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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | April 26, 2022

JBA conducts dignified transfer of honorable Czech Gen. Moravec remains

By Senior Airman Bridgitte Taylor 316th Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base Andrews leadership hosted the dignified transfer of Brigadier Gen. František Moravec here, April 25, 2022.

The remains of  Moravec were received by Brigadier Gen. Ales Knizek, head of the Czech Republic Military History Institute, and were transported via a 2801 Czech Air Force Airbus to his home country of the Czech Republic, where he will be laid to rest.

Moravec was born in Caslav, Czech Republic, in 1895. He served as a military intelligence officer before and during World War II and is well-known for his leadership in Operation Anthropoid, which led to the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a top Nazi leader. In 1948, Moravec settled in the United States and served as an intelligence advisor in the U.S. Intelligence Community.