French Marine Corporal Alexandre Rivière, aged 23, was killed on Wednesday 20th April 2011 in Kapisa province, Afghanistan.
Cpl. Rivière served with the 2nd Marine Infantry Regiment since 2007. His patrol unit was hit by an improvised explosive device before Taliban militants opened fire. Nine French soldiers were injured in the attack.
Cpl. Rivière was married with one child.
A spokesman for the French Defence Ministry in Paris said ‘he was a remarkable and exemplary marine.’