Republic of Georgia Army Sergeant Valerian Khujadze was killed on 25th April 2012 during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He died from injuries received when a bomb exploded beside him.
Born in August 1976, Sergeant Khujadze had served in the Georgian Army since 2004. He deployed to Afghanistan with the 31st Infantry Battalion and had previously served in Iraq. In 2011, he was awarded the "Medal for Participation in Peacekeeping Operations".