Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Some Gave All: Private 1st Class Rafal Nowakowski of Poland

In Afghanistan, another Polish soldier was killed:

In the morning there was a Polish attack on a patrol, which resulted in one soldier was killed and two wounded. The attack occurred in the southern province of Ghazni, where the patrol car bomb exploded. Wounded soldiers not in danger.

St. W Rafal Nowakowski served in the military since 2003. He was a soldier of the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade in Międzyrzecz, where he served as a gunner in a motorized infantry battalion. In Afghanistan, he served as a junior gunner. He was a bachelor. He was 30 years.


From here:

WARSAW, Oct 4, 2011 (AFP) - A Polish soldier was killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan Tuesday, Poland's defence ministry said, bringing to 30 his country's death toll there.

Private 1st Class Rafal Nowakowski, 30, died when his unit's vehicle went over an improvised explosive device in the central province of Ghazni.

Two other Polish soldiers were lightly wounded in the blast and evacuated by helicopter to a field hospital.

The Poles are responsible for security in Ghazni as part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force which is helping the Afghan government tackle a Taliban-lef insurgency.

With some 2,600 troops deployed in Afghanistan, Poland is among the top contributors to ISAF and first sent its forces there in March 2002

Poland's last fatality in Afghanistan was in August, when a roadside bomb hit another patrol in Ghazni.

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