Saturday, July 28, 2012

Georgian Army Corporal Givi Pantsulaia

28-year-old Georgia Army Corporal Givi Pantsulaia, died on 27th July 2012 a military hospital in Gori, Georgia. Corporal Pantsulaia served with the 31st Light Infantry, 3rd Infantry Brigade.

He was severly injured by the blast from a mortar round while deployed in Helmand province in January this year. He was airlifted to a US military hospital in Afghanistan and later transferred to a hospital in Germany. He was ultimately transferred to the military hospital at Gori, Georgia where he remained in a coma.

Despite all efforts to save him, he passed away.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Australian SAS Sergeant Blaine Diddams

Australian SAS Sergeant Blaine Diddams was killed during an engagement with insurgents on operations in Afghanistan on 2 July 2012. 

Sergeant Diddams was a member of the Special Operations Task Group and was from the Perth-based Special Air Service Regiment. He was employed as a Special Air Service Regiment Patrol Commander. 

Sergeant Diddams was born in Canberra in 1971. He enlisted in the Army in April 1990 and after completing his initial training for infantry was posted to the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment in Townsville, Queensland in November 1990. 

He was posted to the Special Air Service Regiment in 1995 after successfully completing his Special Air Service Regiment selection course. This was his seventh tour to Afghanistan since 2001, although he had deployed previously on four occasions to Somalia, East Timor and the Solomon Islands. 

He leaves his wife Toni-Ann, their daughter Elle-Lou and son Henry, his parents Peter and Cate, and siblings Nikki, Sian, Christian and Luke.

Monday, July 2, 2012

US Military fatalities - June 2012

The following is a list of known United States Military fatalities in Afghanistan - June 2012:

Date Name Rank Age Unit

27-Jun Prasnicki, Stephen C. 1Lt. 24 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
27-Jun Skalberg Jr, James L. Sergeant 25 1st Field Artillery Regiment
26-Jun Leach, Matthew J. Staff Sgt 29 1/334th Regiment, 104th Training Division
24-Jun Massarelli, Robert A. Staff Sgt 32 180th Transportation Battalion
24-Jun Strachota, Michael J. Sergeant 28 180th Transportation Battalion
23-Jun Coti-Sears, Niall W. L-Cpl 23 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment
23-Jun Hogan, Hunter D. L-Cpl 21 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
22-Jun Stevens II, Steven P. Pfc. 23 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, USMC
22-Jun Voelke, Paul C. Major 36 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
22-Jun Mills lll, Eugene C. L-Cpl 21 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
20-Jun Rawl, Ryan D. 1Lt. 30 133rd Military Police Company
20-Jun Thomas, Matthew B. Sgt. 1st 30 133rd Military Police Company
20-Jun Meador II, John D. Spc. 36 133rd Military Police Company
19-Jun Rodriguez, Jose Sergeant 22 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade
18-Jun Lallier, Jarrod A. Pfc. 20 1st Btn, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment,
15-Jun Fredsti, Nicholas C. Sergeant 30 1st Btn, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
14-Jun Lilly, Joseph M. Sergeant 25 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment
13-Jun Baune, Taylor J. Corporal 21 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment
12-Jun McNabb, Barett W. Sgt. 1st 33 562nd Engineer Company, 2nd Stryker Brigade
12-Jun Pinnick, Trevor A. Spc. 20 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment
10-Jun Luxmore, Bryant J. Spc. 25 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment
9-Jun Davis, Nathan T. Pfc. 20 1st Btn (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment
8-Jun Kessler Jr., Richard J. MCPO 47 USS Enterprise
8-Jun Servin, Anthony R. Corporal 22 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment
7-Jun Goodine, Brandon D. Pfc. 20 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment
6-Jun Pace, Scott P. Captain 33 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
6-Jun Fazzari, Mathew G. 1Lt. 25 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
4-Jun Ellis, Vincent J. Pfc. 22 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment
2-Jun Campos, Gerardo Spc. 23 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade