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March 4, 2021
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DefMin Motoc pays visit to soldier injured in Afghanistan

National Defence Minister Mihnea Motoc on Saturday paid a visit, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre, to Romanian soldier injured in the gunfire in Kandahar one week ago.

“I lived this morning, at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Centre, one of the most inspiring moments in life. I have seen and had a very alert discussion with fresh Senior Sergeant Bogdan Dragomir, our brave military who survived the gunfire last Saturday in Kandahar. I found him in a very good shape, he is recovering fast and is very well treated and cared for,” the Minister said on his Facebook page.

He pointed out that he was honoured to hand him the Medal “attesting the Order conferred by Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis, a personal letter and a fountain pen from Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos, and to send him the best wishes they tasked me to pass on.”

The Minister said he thanks “in particular to Hospital commander James Laterza and Mr Jeffrey Frazier, for the careful and sensible guidance of the care granted to our military,” saying that he appreciates “the professionalism and attention shown by the entire staff at Landstuhl.”

“Bogdan Dragomir is there in conditions as similar as possible to home. However, we expect him truly home as soon as possible, and ready for action,” Mihnea Motoc said.

Two Romanian soldiers were killed and one injured in an incident last Saturday morning near Kandahar during a training mission for Afghan police officers, the Defence Ministry (MapN) reported.

The MApN informed on Monday that the soldier injured in Afghanistan, Bogdan Dragomir, is in a stable condition and has no vital organ affected.

The deceased military, Private Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu, were buried with honours on Wednesday at the Heroes Cemetery in Buzau.

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