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Corporal Angel-Paul Ilovan, wounded at the end of last year in Afghanistan, received today, on March 31st , the highest military distinction, Emblem "The Honor of the Romanian Armed Forces", from Defence Minister Gabriel Oprea and he was promoted non-commissioned officer with the rank of Sergeant, as a sign of appreciation for his devotion and bravery shown while in mission in the theatre of operations.
Minister Gabriel Oprea and the Chief of General Staff, Major General Stefan Danila, paid a visit to Sergeant Ilovan at Central Military Hospital from Bucharest where the Sergeant is hospitalized after his returning from Germany, in order to go through a recovery program.
The Defence Minister inquired on the treatment and on the medical procedures the military is attended with and was informed on his good health evolution which will soon allow him to reincorporate in his unit.
"I am here to shake your hand for your heroism and commitment proved in Afghanistan, alongside your compeers from the 812th Maneuver Battalion "Carpathians Hawks" and we all stand by you because the Armed Forces do not leave anybody behind and always back up the soldiers who faithfully, honestly and honorably do theirs duty".

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Sergeant Angel-Paul Ilovan from the 812th Maneuver Battalion "Carpathians Hawks" was injured on November 23rd, 2010, while on a patrolling mission in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

The blast of an improvised explosion device produced the military injures on his face, thorax and arms. After the first aid he was transported with a medical helicopter to the Military Hospital of Kandahar, then to a military hospital in Germany. Recently, the military returned home and will remain under observation in the Central Military Hospital from Bucharest.

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