Monday, August 24, 2009

Two Estonian soldiers killed

Two Estonian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on 23rd August while carrying out their duties.
The soldiers were Sgt. Maj. Eerik Salmus (26) and Sgt. Raivis Kang (26), pioneers of the Estonian Estcoy-8 infantry company.

Eerik Salmus. Sgt-Major
Raivis Kang. Sergeant
 Click to read Estonian Embassy release

Friday, August 14, 2009

Belgium - list of military fatalities

This is the list of all Belgian military fatalities since 2001.

Date Name Age Rank Unit Cause
13-Aug-09 Alexandre Carraro 31 CAM Belgian Army Non-hostile: illness, meningitis

Monday, August 10, 2009

Polish officer, Captain Daniel Ambroziński

Capt. Daniel Ambroziński
The body of Captain Daniel Ambroziński, declared missing in action (MIA) during a shootout 10th August 2009, was found the following day after an intensive all-night search by Polish and Afghani forces. 

Captain Ambroziński died of a gunshot wound during the operation code-named “Over the Top” in the Ajiristan district of Ghazni province. A joint Polish and Afghani foot patrol was attacked by a group of Taliban. During an intensive exchange of fire Captain Ambrozinski was killed and four others were injured. 

Aged 32, he served in the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT). At home he served in the 1st Air Cavalry Battalion in Leznica Wielka. 

He left a wife and a daughter.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Latvian Army Corporal, Dāvis Baltābols

Cpl. Dāvis Baltābols
Corporal Dāvis Baltābols, aged 30, was severely wounded during a battle with Taliban insurgents on 25th July 2009. He was evacuated by helicopter to a German Field Hospital in Afghanistan. He was then flown to a German Armed Forces Hospital in Koblenz, Germany.

He died there on 5th August 2009.

Corporal Baltābols had served with the Latvian Land Forces 1st Kajnieku Battalion. He was posthumously awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Viesturs.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

French Marine killed by bomb

Anthony Bodin
Corporal Anthony Bodin, 22, from the French 3rd Marine Infantry, was killed 1st August 2009 north-east of Kabul in an ambush by Afghan rebels.