35yo German Army Master Sergeant Nils Bruns was killed in action on 2nd April 2010 when insurgent forces attacked his unit with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades.
The incident happened in Chahar Darreh district of Kunduz, Afghanistan.
MSgt. Bruns, serving with 373 Parachute Regiment, had been in the German military since 1998 and became a paratrooper in 2006.
He leaves a wife and two year old daughter.