Sergeant Voldemārs Anševics, aged 32, was among a Latvian Army convoy on patrol in the Kunar province of Afghanistan when Taliban insurgents opened fire with Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and small arms fire.
In the fierce battle, Sgt. Anševics was hit and was killed. He died on 1st May 2009.
Sgt. Anševicsserved with the Latvian Land Forces 1st Kajnieku Battalion. He was posthumously awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Viesturs.