Saturday, September 20, 2008

Italian Army Corporal Alessandro Caroppo

Cpl. Caroppo
Italian Army Corporal Alessandro Caroppo, aged 23, died on 21st September 2008 at the Italian Base Camp in Herat.

When he failed to report for guard duty, colleagues went to his sleeping quarters to find him having difficulty breathing. He was rushed to medical facilities where he died soon after.
A native of San Pietro Vernotico, Alessandro had been part of convoy operations that had been attacked repeatedly over recent days.

The young soldier had already completed an operational tour in Lebanon and was due to end his current mission on 5th October.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dutch Pfc. Jos ten Brinke

A Dutch soldier serving with NATO-led forces in southern Afghanistan was killed on 7th September 2008 by a roadside bomb, the Dutch Defense Ministry announced.

The 21-year-old soldier, Jos ten Brinke, was killed about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) north of the town of Tarin Kowt, the ministry said in a statement.

Five others soldiers were wounded in the attack, one of them seriously, the ministry said.