Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Luca Sanna

Oristano, Italy

January 18, 2011

Age Rank Unit/Location
32 Cpl Maj 8 Reggimento Alpini (8th Alpine Regiment)
Sanna was one of two Italian soldiers who were cleaning their weapons at an ISAF combat outpost near Bala Murghab in Badghis province, Afghanistan, on January 18, 2011, when an Afghan Army soldier asked to use their equipment to clean his weapon. The two soldiers noticed the Afghan soldier's weapon was loaded and asked him to unload it. The Afghan soldier then shot the two soldiers and fled the combat outpost. Sanna was killed while the other Italian soldier was wounded.

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