Private First Class Andrejs Merkuševs, aged 31, 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.
Merkuševs was hit and was killed. He died on 1st May 2009.
Pfc Andrejs Merkuševs served with the Latvian Land Forces 1st Kajnieku Battalion. He was posthumously awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Viesturs.