Larissa: Friends and relatives will say the last “goodbye” to 19-year-old Thalia, the naval cadet who died suddenly on a training trip.
Unspeakable sadness and deep pain for the entire local community of Larissa today as the city bids farewell to 19-year-old naval cadet Thalia Kordambalou.
The funeral service will be chanted at 1 pm from the Metropolitan Church of Agios Achillios, where friends, relatives and colleagues have already gathered to say goodbye to the 19-year-old. Outside the church, a naval frigate is lined up to pay the respects, as reported by Onlarissa.gr.
Yesterday, Wednesday, the body of 19-year-old naval cadet Thalia Kordambalou arrived in Larissa. The C-130 military aircraft that transported the body, as well as Thalia’s parents from Italy, landed at the 110th Fighter Wing airfield while a motorcade followed to the home of the unfortunate girl. At the request of the family, the body was moved to the 19-year-old’s paternal home, in the Papastavrou district.
The autopsy was completed last Tuesday evening and now, the Greek authorities will be officially informed with the translated documents that will arrive within days from Italy.
In the city of Larissa are the Chief of the Naval General Staff Vice-Admiral Stylianos Petrakis, the Commander of the Naval Cadet School Vice-Admiral Ioannis Pattas, as well as 19-year-old Thalia’s classmates from the School. At the same time, the prescribed honors from military awards will be given at the ceremonies. The military leadership together with the Chief of the Naval General Staff Vice Admiral Stylianos Petrakis, will also be represented by the head of TA, Lt. Gen. G. Fasoulas and the deputy commander of the 1st Army, Lt. Gen. Ast. Saddler.