Saturday, September 30, 2006

Italian Army Corporal Vincenzo Cardella

Vincenzo Cardella
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.

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