Private 1st Class, 17th Wielkopolska Mechanized Brigade
4/10/2011, Ghazni, Afghanistan
Polish Army Lance Corporal Rafal Nowakowski was killed in action on 4th October 2011 in Ghazni province when a bomb exploded beneath the armored vehicle he was in. 30-year-old L-Cpl. Nowakowski served as a rifleman with the 17th Wielkopolska Mechanised Brigade based at Międzyrzec. He had been in the Polish Army since 2003.
Two other soldiers were wounded and their condition has been described as “stable”.