24-year-old Italian Army Corporal Tiziano Chierotti, from the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo, was killed in action on 25th October 2012 during a firefight with insurgent forces. The incident happened at Bakwa in Farah province.
Cpl. Chierotti was shot in the abdomen during the battle and died later at the Camp Bastion medical centre.
He served with the 2nd Alpine Regiment based near Cuneo.