Sergeant Major Iosif-Silviu Fogorasi, aged 33, was killed on 11th November 2003, when Taliban insurgents ambushed a Romanian Army convoy. The insurgents opened fire with machineguns and rocket propelled grenades.
The incident happened near the town of Spin Boldak.
Sgt-Maj Fogorasi served with the 151st Infantry Battalion 'Razboieni', also known as the 'Black Wolves'.
Another Romanian soldier, Sergeant-Major Mihail Anton Samuilă, was critically injured in the attack and later died from his wounds. Both men were posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.