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Lance Corporal Ionuţ Cosmin SANDU was killed and Corporal Silviu ATANASIU was injured on 20 March 2008 when their vehicle passed over an explosive device while on patrol in the Zabul province. Both were members of the 300th Infantry Battalion "St. Andrew" stationed in Afghanistan.

Press release from the Ministry of National Defence (Romanian language)

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Lance Corporal Ionuţ Cosmin SANDU was 29 and leaves behing a wife and two children. (photo from the Romanian edition of BBC News)

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Lance Corporal Claudiu Marius Covrig (29) was killed today during an attack on a Romanian patrol in Afghanistan. Three others (2nd lt. Marius Vasile Apostol 24, serg. maj. Daniel Dumitru Drugan 26 and lance corp. Marius Barbu 30) were injured in the attack.

Claudiu Marius Covrig was raised post-mortem to the rank of second lieutenant.

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Press releases from the Ministry of National Defence (Romanian language)

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My prayers go out to his family, I work with the ROARMY here in Iraq and they are very nice and love to trade things I just picked up a full uniform from a SFC with all of his patches and belt buckel and some militara badges from the ROARMY Military Academy: He is from the 151 Black wolf BN.

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Lorenzo

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Staff Sergeant Dragoş Traian Alexandrescu was killed today while on patrol near Qalat in Afghanistan. Four others were injured: Staff Sergeant Matei Gheorghe Irinel, Lance Corporal Angelescu Dumitru Bogdan, Private Mihai Dumitru Marius and Private Butoi Ionuţ Claudiu.

Press releases from the Ministry of National Defence (Romanian language):

http://www.mapn.ro/cpresa/continuarearhiva.php?id=12643

http://www.mapn.ro/cpresa/continuarearhiva.php?id=12644

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Junior Staff Sgt. Claudiu Chira (30) was killed today in Afghanistan. He was on patrol at about 50 km from Qalat when his vehicle was blown up by an improvised explosive device.

Press release from the Ministry of National Defence (Romanian language):

http://www.mapn.ro/cpresa/continuarearhiva.php?id=12878

May he + Rest In Peace +

Deepest Sympathy to his family & Friends.

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Cpt. Petre Tiberius of the Special Operations Battalion was killed today in fight while leading a rapid reaction unit in Afghanistan.

Press release from the Ministry of National Defence (Romanian language):

http://www.mapn.ro/cpresa/continuarearhiva.php?id=12933

May he + Rest In Peace +

Sympathy & Condolences to his family, friends & Comrades

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Unguraş Iuliu-Vasile was posthumously promoted to the rank of major and was awarded the knight's cross of the Order of the Star of Romania with wartime insignia.

The four other members of the patrol wounded in the same incident (Sergeant Orban Iosif Csaba-Attila, Corporal Creţu Viorel Adrian-Gabriel, Corporal Vargău Eugen Eugen, Lance-Corporal Lungu Constantin Mădălin) were also decorated.

(Sources: The Ministry of Defense and the Office of the President; photo of Maj. Unguraş from the Ministry of Defense)

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