One of Cameroon’s brightest military minds and pioneer officers of the National Gendarmerie, Colonel Joseph Claude Kalla, who died last July 28 in a Brussels hospital will be buried on Saturday in his native Bana in the West region.
Colonel Kalla, who topped the first batch of students trained in the Cameroon military academy, was the first Cameroonian to have replaced a Frenchman as Legion Commander in Dschang at Independence.
His colleagues say he was discrete, and led an exemplary military career guided by justice and equity. Many have asked how come he didn't make it to General, but the Colonel who retired in 2001 told one of his daughters that he does not define success on his personal achievements, but on that of his children.
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