Italian Army Lieutenant Riccardo Bucci was one of three military personnel killed on Friday 23rd September 2011 in a vehicle accident near their base in Herat, Afghanistan.
34-year-old Lt. Bucci, who was born in Milan, served with the Reggimento Lagunari 'Serenissima' having served in that regiment since 2007. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan. He also previously served in Bosnia.
He was part of an Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT) involved in training Afghan National Army soldiers.
Lt. Bucci leaves behind his wife and 13-month-old child.