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The 36th Martyrdom Anniversary of Major General Hassan Bagheri (R.A.): IRGC Founding Father and Conqueror of Poverty

by Jonathan Azaziah

Some Martyrs are known because their presences are so towering, so gigantic, that no world, dimension or universe can hold their achievements, goodness and importance–like Hajj “Redwan” Imad Mughniyeh (R.A.) or Hajj Moustafa “Sayyed Zulfiqar” Badreddine (R.A.) Others are known because they went out in blazes of glory unlike anything before them or after them–like Ali “Bilal” Saleh (R.A.), the Merkava Myth Destroyer, or Hussnayn al-Sa’adi (R.A.), the Human Gun Turret. There are those whose departures leave a void in the planet’s flow of knowledge, because what flowed from their blessed minds was of unparalleled rank–like Ayatollah Dr. Sayyed Muhammad Hosseini Beheshti (R.A.) Then there are some who just hit you on a personal level… Right in the heart… Because not only do they possess all of the aforesaid qualities in one form or another, there is also the fact that the beginnings they rose from were so humble… That you can’t help but feel humbled yourself just by virtue of knowing who they are and how they ascended. One such Shahid is Gholamhosayn Afshordi, better known as Major General Hassan Bagheri (R.A.), a pioneer, commander and founding father of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was martyred on this day 36 years ago.

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