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My lad's heading for the Paras - every time I hear they've lost one it gives me the chills.
My heart goes out to the family.
Condolences to your family & riends.
From the BBC;
A British soldier has been killed in fighting with the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, the MoD has said.
The soldier, from 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, died during a firefight in Helmand province.
An MoD spokesman said: "The soldier was on a deliberate operation against the Taleban in the Upper Sangin Valley when he was fatally wounded."
Next of kin have been informed. Since 2001, 107 British soldiers have now died during operations in Afghanistan.
Ten British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan since 8 June, six of them from the Parachute Regiment.
Privates Nathan Cuthbertson, David Murray and Daniel Gamble died in a suicide bombing while on foot patrol.
Fellow Paras L/Cpl James Bateman and Pte Jeff Doherty died under fire from the Taleban on 12 June.
The first British woman soldier to be killed in Afghanistan, Cpl Sarah Bryant, of 15 (United Kingdom) Psychological Operations Group, died on 17 June.
SAS reservists Cpl Sean Robert Reeve, L/Cpl Richard Larkin and Paul Stout were killed in the same incident after their vehicle hit a mine.
Another life tragically wasted , how many more must die before this sorry excuse for a government listens to the people and pulls everyone out ?
R.I.P young brother.
Rest in Peace Para. God comfort your family and friends.
R.I.P. - Utrinque Paratus - 'mon the Reg !!
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