|Cpl. Rosario Ponsiano|
15th October 2009. Italian paratrooper, Corporal Rosario Ponsiano, was killed in an accident when a Lynx armoured personnel carrier crashed into a ravine at night on the road between Herat and Shindad.
Cpl. Ponsiano, aged 25, suffered serious injuries in the accident and died shortly after.
He served with the 4th Alpine Parachute Regiment (Matterhorn). He had been with the regiment since 2003 and had arrived in Afghanistan in August 2009.
Two other Italian soldiers were injured in the accident.