''The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation'' --George Washington--
Friday, 19 July 2013
British Soldier Jack Davies, injured in 2009 Afghan blast, dies aged 23
A soldier who lost a leg in an explosion during a 2009 training exercise in Afghanistan has died.
Guardsman Jack Davies, 23, from Loughborough, also suffered spinal injuries when a bomb detonated on a training range outside the perimeter of Camp Bastion, in Helmand.Details of the circumstances of his death have yet to be released.Mr Davies spoke to the BBC last year about his injuries and his plans to take legal action against the MoD.
After the blast, which killed one of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards soldier's comrades and left another with serious head injuries, he spent five months in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.