February 22, 2012

Feti Vogli

Albanian soldier Captain Feti Vogli, age 30, died on February 20, 2012, in southern Afghanistan.

He was with the Eagle 4 Albanian contingent.

Albanian soldiers were escorting a UASAID team to meet with local Afghan officials to discuss building new schools and health care centers in a local village. Afghan police officers accompanying them, opened fire on the Albanians, killing Feti Vogli.

The shootings appeared to be the latest in a growing number of attacks by Afghan police or army soldiers on foreign forces. 

Feti Vogli was born in the village of Baldushk in the district of Tirana. He is married to Alva, and they have a 2-year-old daughter called Egi. He graduated from the Military Academy specializing in Army Artillery and joined the Armed Forces as Platoon Commander in the Basic Training Brigade, Bunavi. After finishing successfully the Special Forces’ Base Course in 2005, he became part of the Special Forces Battalion as Group Commander. From the 1st June 2010, he was the commander of the 1st Special Group in the Special Company for water operations. 

Military officials describe Feti Vogli as an excellent officer. His medals include “Medal of Carrier” in 2007, by the Commander of Joint Force Command; “Medal for International Services”, by the Minister of Defence in 2007; and “Medal for Distinguished Services”, by the Minister of Defence in 2010. 

Pray for Albanian soldiers who die in the service of Albania.  

Let us pray to God the Father that Feti Vogli is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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