Para Coté J.P.S.

In Mémoriam

Prière du Para

Donnez-moi, mon Dieu, ce qui vous reste
Donnez-moi ce qu’on ne vous demande jamais.
Je ne vous demande pas le repos
Ni la Tranquillité
Ni celle de l’âme, ni celle du corps.

Je ne vous demande pas la richesse
Ni le succès, ni même la santé.
Tout ça, mon Dieu, on vous le demande tellement
Que vous ne devez plus en avoir.
Donnez-moi, mon Dieu, ce qui vous reste.
Donnez-moi ce que l’on vous refuse.
Je veux l’insécurité et l’inquiétude.
Je veux la tourmente et la bagarre
Et que vous me les donniez, mon Dieu, définitivement.

Que je sois sûr de les avoir toujours
Car je n’aurais pas toujours le courage
De vous le demander
Donnez-moi, mon Dieu, ce qui vous reste.
Donnez-moi ce dont les autres ne veulent pas.
Mais donnez-moi aussi le courage
Et la force et la Foi.

André Zirnheld,
Parachutiste de la France Libre

Mort au Champ d’Honneur en 1942

Para Coté

à la mémoire du
Para Coté J.P.S.
né le 2 mars 1967
décédé le 19 novembre 1990
Commando! Prends garde.

Taken from The Maroon Beret, Fall ’90

2 Responses to “Para Coté J.P.S.”

  1. on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:44 pmEric Langlois

    If I recall, his first name was Stephane. He was number 8 in the chalk, 5 behind me when we did our drills for a night jump in late November 1990. We were Starboard side on DZ Anzio.
    When I jumped, I lost my Ruck sack when I lowered it, not a good thing to lose considering your weapon is attached to it.

    Sad to say, that I heard something hit the ground, and it wasn’t my rucksack.

    It was one of those nights were you couldn’t even see your hands in front of your face even if you waved them. Too dark.

    Once we RV on the DZ shack, we reported to our platoon 2IC. All accounted for except Cote. We arranged a search party before the next jump was scheduled. A Para Named Gascon found him. He just had a bad exit as determined by the then Unit UEO Officer, Sgt. Scotty Collins. His parachute never had a chance to deploy properly.

    A group of us in 3 platoon went off to Montreal to bury him, then drove back to Petawawa, to drive to Kingston and fly off to Pelly Bay NWT for 4 weeks.

    RIP.

    Eric Langlois – Dec 2007

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