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Day of the Heroes in the Afghani theater of operations

The 300th Infantry Battalion “Sfantul Andrei” soldiers deployed in Kandahar air base, Afghanistan celebrated today, June 9, the Day of the Romanian Heroes.

On this occasion, they uncovered a monument dedicated to the three heroes who paid the most precious price for peace and freedom: Second Lieutenant (post mortem) Iosif Silviu Fogarasi, Second Lieutenant (post mortem) Mihai Anton Samuila and Second Lieutenant (post mortem) Narcis Saonei.

“I use this occasion, now the Day of the Heroes, to express the feeling of gratitude and I bend my head in the memory of those that because of their sacrifice wrote a page of heroism in our national history and the history of the Afghani people” said Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Soci.


The soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Battalion “Calugareni” inaugurated, today, a water filtration station in Ukaykah for the needs of the 10,000 inhabitants. This station represents the first project made by the Romanian soldiers in this Iraqi place, with a value of $112,000 from the Multinational Force funds.

Mayor Haitham Aziz Aadan thanked the Multinational Force and the Romanian troops and stated:” We waited long for this first project which was complted today in our city with the help of the Romanian soldiers. I said to the people that the Romanian soldiers are to be trusted and they will help us to have a better life. Also, we very much want to obtain the support for the re-habilitation of roads, construction of other purification stations and for schools for our children.”

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