Italian Army Corporal Vincenzo Cardella, aged 24, died on 30th September 2006 from wounds he received in a roadside bomb blast four days previously.
The incident happened 10km south of Kabul when an Italian military convoy was on the road. A bomb was remotely detonated and killed one Italian soldier outright, injuring five other soldiers and killing an Afghan child who was in a car behind the convoy.
Cpl. Cardella was evacuated to a French Military hospital and later airlifted to Italy. Surgeons were unable to save his life.
He served with Italy's 2nd Alpine Regiment.