Soldier killed in Afghanistan - MoD press release

#1
It is with sadness that the MoD must confirm that a British soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, died last night, and a further two soldiers from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment were injured. At 18.18hrs local time on Tuesday 22 July 2008 their routine patrol came under enemy fire. Whilst returning fire one soldier from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was injured by a mine. While leaving the scene after suppressing the enemy, a vehicle other soldiers were travelling in hit a suspected IED. One soldier from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment was injured and one solider from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers sustained serious injuries. The soldier from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, despite the best medical efforts at the scene, died a few minutes later. All casualties were extracted to Bastion medical facilities where they received medical care. Their injuries are not life threatening.

The soldiers’ next of kin have been informed and have requested a 24 hour period of grace before further details are released.

[Incident took place in Kajaki area]
 
#7
RIP
 
#11
RIP

Thoughts and prayers with your family and friends.
 
#14
RIP fella. Yet again another young life cut short. Thought and prayers to family, friends and units, and a speedy recovery to the injured.

At the going down of the sun...
 

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#16
RIP. Thoughts with family.
 
#19
If you are able, save them a place inside of you
and save one backward glance when you are leaving
for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
though you may or may not have always.

Take what they have left and what they have taught you
with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes you left behind.

RIP Soldier, rest and stand easy
 

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