Senior Private Paweł Brodzikowski, aged 25, was killed in action 20th August 2008, after the mobile patrol vehicle he was in struck a road mine (IED) 20km from Ghazni.
Directly after the explosion, Taliban insurgents opened fire with rifles and machine-guns and Pvt. Brodzikowski was hit.
He served with the Mazowiecka Sapper Brigade in Kazun.
In the same incident, two other Polish soldiers died and one seriously wounded.