Skip to comments.Iran embassy SAS commander John McAleese dies
Posted on 08/28/2011 5:51:13 AM PDT by MadMitch
Ex-SAS soldier John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the 1980 siege at Iran's embassy in London, has died.
Mr McAleese, who was in his early 60s, died on Friday in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Foreign Office said.
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Man lost his son in Afghanistan in 09.
Prayers up for a hero's family.
On the young side, but he packed more living into his years than most guys in their nineties.
Sjt Paul McAleese, 29, of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, went to the aid of Pte Johnathon Young, 18, from Hull, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.
Sjt McAleese, born in Hereford, was then killed in the second explosion while on patrol in Helmand on Thursday.
He is the son of John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the siege on the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980.
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