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Capt Daniel Ambrozinski

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Capt Daniel Ambrozinski

Birth
Death 10 Aug 2009
Ghazni, Afghanistan
Burial Poznań, Miasto Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland
Memorial ID 40744158 View Source
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Captain
1st Battalion Air Assault Cavalry
(1 batalion Kawalerii Powietrznej)
Polish Army

He was deployed with the approximately 2,000 troops from Poland serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan.

He was shot dead by a sniper in the Ajiristan district of eastern Ghazni Province. He was commanding a patrol with dozens of Polish and Afghan troops when they were attacked by the Taliban. Another Polish soldier tried to evacuate Capt. Ambrozinski, dragged him 30 metres from the spot, called a medical helicopter and started resuscitation but Capt. Ambrozinski passed away. Later, the patrol withdrew from the position and Polish and American combat helicopters joined the battle.

After six hours of fighting, Polish soldiers came back to the battlefield to collect the body of their comrade. In the place where Capt. Ambrozinski's body was assumed to be, there was a body of an Afghan man, probably booby-trapped with mines. The Polish captain's body was found later in a different area, thanks to Afghan civilians. Four other Polish soldiers were injured in the attack.

Aged 32, Capt. Ambrozinski lived in Jarocin (Greater Poland) with his wife and daughter. He previously served a tour of duty in Iraq. It has been announced that he will receive a posthumous promotion in rank and the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Military Cross.

A Holy Mass and memorial service was held on August 11, 2009 at the Ghazni military base. Funeral was held on August 18, 2009 in the Franciscan Church in Jarocin.

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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 16 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40744158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40744158/daniel-ambrozinski : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Daniel Ambrozinski (unknown–10 Aug 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40744158, citing Jarocin Municipal Cemetery, Poznań, Miasto Poznań, Wielkopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .