Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Czech soldier, Radim Vaculik, killed by IED

The Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic has confirmed the death of a Czech soldier - a member of PRT Logar, Afghanistan - on Wednesday 30 April, 2008.

28-year-old Radim Vaculik died after an improvised explosive device burst up under the HMMWV vehicle used by the Czech contingent serving at the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar, Afghanistan.

Four other Czech soldiers were injured, one of them seriously. All soldiers were transported to the American Field Hospital at Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, for immediate treatment.

Australian Commando, L-Cpl Jason Marks, killed in action

Lance Corporal Jason Marks, 27 years of age from Sydney, was killed during a gun-battle in the early hours of Monday, 28 April when Australian soldiers were engaged by Taliban extremists using small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Lance Corporal Jason Marks
 Read full press release at Australian Department of Defence

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dutch Army Lieutenant Dennis Van Uhm

Dutch Army officer, Lieutenant Dennis Van Uhm, aged 23, was killed by the blast of a roadside bomb while on patrol in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on 18th April 2008.

Lt. Van Uhm was a platoon commander serving with the 45th Armoured Infantry. His father is a General with the Dutch military.

Dutch Pfc. Mark Schouwink

Dutch Private 1st Class Mark Schouwink, aged 22, was killed on 18th April 2008 from the blast of a roadside bomb in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, while on patrol.

Pfc. Schouwink served with the 45th Armoured Infantry based in Ermelo.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Polish Private 1st Class, Grzegorz Politowski

Pfc Grzegorz Politowski
Private 1st Class, Grzegorz Politowski, aged 28, was killed 8th April 2008 when a roadside bomb was detonated against his patrol in Ghazni province.

Pfc Politowski was from Golczewo in Poland and served with the Polish 5th Engineering Regiment.