Joint Base Andrews conducts dignified transfer of honorable Czech Gen. Moravec remains

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  • By Senior Airman Bridgitte Taylor
  • 316th Wing Public Affairs

Joint Base Andrews leadership hosted the dignified transfer of Czech Brig. Gen. František Moravec on base, April 25.

Moravec’s remains were received by Brig. Gen. Ales Knizek, Czech Republic Military History Institute head, 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.

“It's been an extraordinary honor for me to be here,” Knizek said. “The symbolic transfer of Moravec’s remains presents itself as the best example of understanding friendships between the Czech Republic and the United States.”