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Street in U.S. army base named after Latvian soldier killed in Afghanistan

BC, Riga, 11.08.2017.Print version

A street in the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Michigan, U.S., has been named after Sergeant Voldemars Ansevics, the Latvian soldier, who died in the line of duty while participating in the international military operation in Afghanistan in 2009, according to sargs.lv, the military news portal of the Latvian Defense Ministry, cites LETA.


The inauguration ceremony of Voldemars Ansevics Avenue at the U.S. military base was attended by Latvian Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Leonids Kalnins and the commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Lieutenant Colonel James Andrew Roberts.


Sergeant Ansevics of the 1st Infantry Battalion of the Latvian Land Forces was killed on May 1, 2009, when Taliban insurgents attacked the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Observation Post (OP) Bari Alai in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.


The street named after Ansevics was opened in the U.S. army base in Michigan because Latvian soldiers served together with the Michigan National Guard on the US.-Latvia Operational Mentor and Liaison Team (OMLT) of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

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