Danish soldier, Christian Raaschou was killed during a battle with Taliban insurgents on 31st March 2008. He was 24 years old and was a Private First Class with the Danish Royal Life Guards.
This was his 5th International deployment having previously served in Iraq.
His mechanized infantry unit was on a co-ordinated operation with British forces northeast of Gereshk when they came under fire. He died as he was being airlifted by helicopter to the field hospital at Camp Bastion.