''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--
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
British Soldier from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment killed in Afghanistan
It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Staffords), on 5 November 2013 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.The serviceman was killed in action as a result of an explosion during a vehicle-borne suicide attack, which occurred during a patrol in the Kamparak area, 40km north east of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel Hywel Lewis MBE said;
A hugely experienced soldier has tragically died while serving with his comrades in Afghanistan. He commanded great respect throughout his regiment. Those who served alongside him were privileged to operate with a highly professional soldier who led by example.Read more HERE R.I.P.