French Paratrooper Florian Morillon was killed in action on Saturday 18th June 2011 while on foot patrol in the Tagab valley, Kapisa province. His unit was attacked by enemy forces and 1re-classe Morillon was critically injured in an exchange of fire.
He was evacuated by helicopter to the French Military hospital in Kabul, where he later died from his wounds.
Prior to serving in Afghanistan, he served in Gabon and the Central African Republic. He deployed to Afghanistan mid-May 2011.
1re-classe Morillon served with the 1st Parachute Regiment.