Vasile Claudiu Popa

Second Lieutenant (post-mortem) Vasile Claudiu Popa
September 22nd, 2013

     Member of the Naval Forces’ Group for Special Operations, he died in the evening of September 22nd, following the deflagration of an improvised explosive device, while executing a combat mission in the Eastern Afghanistan.
     Second Lieutenant (post-mortem) Vasile Claudiu Popa, aged 28, was married and was in his second mission in Afghanistan, being a MoND employee since 2006. He was awarded the General Staff’s Emblem of Honor, Article V NATO Medal and the Naval Forces’ Emblem of Honor.
     He was decorated with "Steaua României" National Order in the Rank of Knight, with the war mark.


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