"Lieutenant Colonel Eru Manuera served his country with great pride and courage" said Dr Pita Sharples. "His bravery was aptly recognised with the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Sarawak. He will forever be remembered for his valour within the ranks of Tumatauenga; particularly his contribution as a member of the First Ranger Squadron for the New Zealand Special Air Service".
"When Lieutenant Manuera was awarded the Military Cross he was acknowledged for his 'quick thinking, personal example and forceful leadership' which directly contributed to the saving of lives".
|Eru with his granddaughter at the monument of Brig. L. Andrew VC|
We farewell this great warrior from Te Aupouri who joins his brothers gone before him. Our sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Diana, their children and mokopuna
I feel really sad with this news about Eru, I had a regular contact by e-mail with him and I was fortunated to be his guide in 2010 when he came to the battlefields in France and Belgium on a pelgrimage to commemorate the fallen members of his iwi.