Posts tagged as soldier

Death of A Lithuanian Soldier: A Mother’s Story

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Unfortunately, unprofessionalism has become a distinctive feature of our times. Indifference and ignorance are common to most Lithuanian officials. These traits are especially disgusting in the armed forces. The matter is soldiers are to some extend limited in their rights and commanders should be not only supervisors, but must be very attentive to their subordinates and their needs. A terrible accident that happened recently with a Lithuanian serviceman characterizes the…

An Estonian soldier was seriously injured during a live firing exercise

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The soldier, a conscript with the Kuperjanov Infantry Battalion, a training battalion, was taking part in the large-scale Spring Storm (Kevadtorm) annual military exercise, and received serious bodily injuries resulting from a blast issuing from a Carl-Gustav recoilless rifle, principally used as an anti-tank weapon. The soldier was attended to by medics on the spot and taken to the North Estonian Regional Hospital (PERH) in Tallinn by military ambulance. The…

The soldier died during the exercise: the KAM and the President mean compassion

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

“The leadership of the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense and Armed Forces expresses its deepest sympathy to Sergeant Sergeant Arvydas Burbe (born in 1966), who served in the Logistics Battalion of Grand Duke Vytenis, who died during the exercise, and friends of the service,” the report said. The soldier felt hard through field tactical training at the Gaižiūnii landfill and the company’s nurses were quickly taken to a hospital in…

Interview: British soldiers with NATO Battle Group reflect on job well done

By Andrew Whyte on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Estonia has been a NATO member since 2004, but only in recent years has any of that become more visible to most people. With US troops first arriving in 2014, the impetus grew after the 2016 Warsaw Summit’s decision to strengthen NATO’s eastern presence in the Baltic States and Poland. Within a space of time which might make Brexit negotiators, on both sides, hang their heads in shame, the Enhanced…

Soldier charged with murder after wife’s body found in trash

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Authorities say a 21-year-old soldier who flew from Colorado to Indiana and allegedly killed his wife, then fled to Thailand, is now wanted for military desertion. Prosecutors in Indiana filed murder charges Wednesday against Peter Van Bawi Lian for the death of Khuang Par, whose body was found in an Indianapolis trash bin on Dec. 23. Indianapolis police say Lian is on active duty with the U.S. Army. Police say…

Soldier found dead in Vicenza barracks identified

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The soldier found dead on Monday in his barracks at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, has been identified as Sgt. Kevin Deon Connor. Connor, 24, of Sherrills Ford, N.C., was assigned to 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. The death is under investigation by U.S. military and Italian authorities. “We are saddened by this loss and express our deepest condolences to the family,”…

SFAB squadron command sergeant major killed in insider attack in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The top enlisted soldier of a unit advising Afghan troops died Monday following an insider attack, the Defense Department confirmed Tuesday. Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bolyard, 42, of Thornton, West Virginia, was deployed with 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, according to a release. He died from wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar province, Afghanistan. One other soldier was wounded in the same attack. Officials said that…

British Army soldier stationed in Estonia dies

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A British Army soldier stationed in Estonia has died, a spokesperson has stated. Private Reece Miller, 29, (pictured) of the Yorkshire Regiment died from non-battle related injuries, it has been announced. Miller, who had previously served in Afghanistan, had been stationed with his Regiment at Tapa base in Estonia; the First Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment reportedly only recently arrived in Estonia and is due to be here as part…

‘Miracles happen’: Soldier reunites with stray dog she adopted in Iraq

Monday, May 21, 2018

Military reunion videos tug at the heartstrings, even more so when that reunion involves a dog. Throw in the fact that the dog was actually a rescue that a deployed soldier in Iraq managed to get back to Florida, and even the steeliest of dark hearts would be hard pressed to survive the sight of the tail-wagging, face-licking joy of one obviously happy canine. The soldier was pretty happy as…

Conscript injured during training

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A conscript of the Kuperjanov infantry battalion sustained injuries when a piece of ordnance believed to be an unexploded round of a grenade launcher went off during a bushfire. The soldier putting out a bushfire caused by a life-fire shooting exercise was injured in the explosion of what in great probability was a piece of unexploded ordnance from a 40 mm under-barrel grenade launcher, military spokespeople said. The soldier was given first…