Corporal Aleksandër Peci is recovering in Germany

Today we are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Beqir’s dear colleague and friend,  Captain Feti Vogli. As of this moment, Corporal Aleksandër Peçi is in a coma. Captain Vogli’s death is the first since the Albanian Army has fought in Afghanistan & Iraq 2002.

They were attacked today as their group came under fire by local Afghan police members while escorting a USAID team that was scheduled to meet with local officials to discuss about projects on building new schools and health care centers in this village in southern Afghanistan.

Captain Feti Vogli May 23, 1981-February 20, 2012 RIP

Three International Security Assistance Force service members, one soldier from an ally NATO country and two Albanian army officers of the “Eagle-4” were wounded in the shoot-out. Commander of the first special team, Captain Feti Bedri Vogli and Corporal Aleksandër Jak Peçi suffered severe wounds and is in a coma.

FEBRUARY 23, 2012 UPDATE:

The Albanian Commando, Alexander Peci, who was seriously injured in a Kandahar village, Afghanistan, was sent for a more specialized treatment in a German hospital. 

According to the latest information, Peci was sent to Landstuhl hospital, Germany, accompanied by a team of doctors. The Ministry of Defense reported this Wednesday about his improved health conditions.

We are all still praying for a FULL recovery.

The Ministry explained that corporal Peci was initially sent to a Bagram Air Base hospital, Kabul, which is specialized for difficult interventions.

The Albanian soldier underwent a surgery that was successful and his condition is no longer critical. Captain Peci received the “Nation’s Martyr” title and the Golden Eagle Medal, given by the President of the Republic.

The Ministry of Defense declared that they are still waiting for the body of Captain Feti Vogli, who was killed during the attack. The Ministry cannot accurately determine when his body will arrive, to be buried in the Martyr’s Cemetery. –Top Channel

 

 

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Comments (7)

  1. Sabrina Roblin
    February 20, 2012

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Sending you my condolences. I hope that Corporal Peci recovers.
    Take care, Sabrina

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  2. Kip
    February 20, 2012

    Beqir,

    I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your friends. What a terrible thing. You are in my thoughts.

    Kip

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  3. Elliott
    February 21, 2012

    Dear Beqir,

    I am so sorry to hear such a terrible news. As such, I express my condolences to Captain Vogli’s family, colleagues and friends for such a sudden death.

    May God help Corporal Peci for a quick recovery, amen!

    Elliott

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  4. Rob
    February 23, 2012

    Beqir and Sam,

    We got word about the incident here in the Congo the day it happened. We are sad to hear that one of our students paid the ulitmate sacrifice fighting the War on Terror. Our hopes and prayers go out to the families of Feti and Peci. Peci is young and strong willed, I have no doubt that he will pull through this. His condition has improved but he’s not totally out of danger yet.
    We leave Africa tomorrow for the US and then prep for our return trip to Albania. We will be in Albania on 9 March. Our team will express condolences to the family in person.

    Rob

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  5. fredi
    February 24, 2012

    rip boy

    Reply
  6. G
    February 25, 2012

    Feti returned fire!

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  7. Ray McEvoy
    February 26, 2012

    Beqir – So very, very sorry to hear about this.

    Sincerely,

    Ray McEvoy

    Reply

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