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A record of all those who've been killed or who have died, compiled by Gabriele Molinelli


Giovanni Bruno, 3rd Alpini Regiment, died 10.03.2004 – road accident in Sorobi, 70 km from Kabul
Bruno Vianini, Frigate Commander, Italian Navy, died 02.03.2005 – aircraft crash while on flight Kabul-Herat
Michele Sanfilippo, 4th Engineer Regiment, died 10.11.2005 – accidental shot to the head
Manuel Fiorito, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 05.05.2006 – Died in IED attack near Kabul
Luca Polsinelli, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 05.05.2006 – Died in IED attack near Kabul
Carlo Liguori, counterair artillery, died 07.02.2006 – heart attack
Giuseppe Orlando, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 09.20.2006 – road accident south of Kabul
Giorgio Langella, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 09.26.2006 – IED attack
Vincenzo Cardella, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 09.26.2006 – IED attack
Lorenzo D'Auria, SISMI agent, died 09.24.2007 – died from wound caused by friendly fire during allied special forces raid to free him from Taliban kidnappers
Daniele Paladini, 2nd Bridging Engineer Regiment, died 11.24.2007 – died to stop a suicide bomber from blowing himself up in the middle of the inauguration of a bridge restored by the regiment in Pagman, near Kabul
Giovanni Pezzulo, CIMIC Group South, died 02.13.2008 – gunfire attack in the Rudbar area
Alessandro Caroppo, 8th Bersaglieri Regiment, died 09.21.2008 – illness
Arnaldo Forcucci, Italian air force warrant officer, died 01.15.2009 – cardiac arrest
Alessandro Di Lisio, 8th (Parachute) Engineer Regiment, died 07.14.2009 – enemy action
Antonio Fortunato, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Matteo Mureddu, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Davide Ricchiuto, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Massimiliano Randino, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Roberto Valente, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Gian Domenico Pistonami, 186th Parachute Regiment "Folgore", died 09.17.2009 – IED attack in Kabul
Rosario Ponziano, 4th Alpini (Parachute) Regiment, died 10.15.2009 – road accident on patrol route between Herat and Shindad
Pietro Antonio Colazzo, AISE agent, died 02.26.2010 – suicide bomber attack
Massimiliano Ramadù, 32nd Engineer Regiment, died 05.17.2010 – IED
Luigi Pascazio, 32nd Engineer Regiment, died 05.17.2010 – IED
Francesco Saverio Positano, 32nd Engineer Regiment, died 06.23.2010 – head injury falling from an armored vehicle
Marco Callegaro, Carabiniere, died 07.25.2010 - suicide
Mauro Gigli, 32th Engineer Regiment, died 07.28.2010 - killed by an IED trap
Pierdavide De Cillis, 21th Engineer Regiment, died 07.28.2010 - killed by an IED trap
Alessandro Romani, Special Forces Regiment "Col Moschin", died 09.17.2010 – died during gunfight with insurgents
Sebastiano Ville, 7th Alpini Regiment, died 10.09.2010 – Died when armored vehicle was hit by a large IED in Farah area
Marco Pedone, 7th Alpini Regiment, died 10.09.2010 – Died when armored vehicle was hit by a large IED in Farah area
Francesco Vannozzi, 7th Alpini Regiment, died 10.09.2010 – Died when armored vehicle was hit by a large IED in Farah area
Gianmarco Manca, 7th Alpini Regiment, died 10.09.2010 – Died when armored vehicle was hit by a large IED in Farah area
Matteo Miotto, 7th Alpini Regiment, died 12.31.2010 – killed by enemy sniper while on guard duty
Luca Sanna, 8th Alpini Regiment, died 01.18.2011 – Green on Blue attack. He was killed by man in Afghan Army uniform who faked a call for help near a FOB in Bala Murghab
Massimo Ranzani, 5th Alpini Regiment, died 02.28.2011 – IED attack
Cristiano Congiu, Carabiniere, died 06.04.2011 – shot dead while defending an American woman and an Afghan working for the Italian Embassy in Kabul
Gaetano Tuccillo, "Ariete" Logistic Battalion, died 07.02.2011 – IED attack
Roberto Marchini, 8th (Parachute) Engineer Regiment, died 07.12.2011 – killed by the explosion of an IED he was trying to neutralize in Bakwa
David Tobini, 183rd "Nembo" Infantry Regiment, died 07.25.2011 – hit by enemy fire during operations in Bala Murghab
Matteo De Marco, Carabiniere, died 09.16.2011 – heart attack
Riccardo Bucci, Amphibious Infantry Regiment "Lagunari Serenissima", died 09.23.2011 – road accident
Mario Frasca, from HQ Land Forces Verona, died 09.23.2011 - road accident
Massimo Di Legge, from Central Logistic Group of Rome, died 09.23.2011 – road accident
Giovanni Gallo, 152th Infantry Regiment, died 01.13.2012 - illness
Francesco Paolo Messineo, 66th Airmobile Infantry Regiment "Trieste", died 02.20.2012 – drowned in an upturned armored vehicle during a river crossing in the Shindad area
Luca Valente, 66th Airmobile Infantry Regiment "Trieste", died 02.20.2012 – drowned in an upturned armored vehicle during a river crossing in the Shindad area
Francesco Currò, 66th Airmobile Infantry Regiment "Trieste", died 02.20.2012 – drowned in an upturned armored vehicle during a river crossing in the Shindad area
Michele Silvestri, 21th Engineer Regiment, died 03.24.2012 – killed by enemy fire
Manuele Braj, carabiniere from the 13th "Friuli-Venezia Giulia" Regiment 06.25.2012 – rocket attack
Tiziano Chierotti, 2nd Alpini Regiment, died 10.25.2012 – shot dead during a clash with insurgents in the village of Siav

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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