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Dog lovers gather for repatriation of soldier and spaniel from Afghanistan
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:00:52 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Hundreds of mourners lined the main street through the Wiltshire town to honour Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, who was shot while on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan on March 1. The crowds were swelled by family pets and a dozen police and Prison Service dogs at the repatriation ceremony for the 26-year-old soldier, whose dog Theo died from a seizure three hours after his master was killed. L/Cpl Taskers family said they believe the dog died from a broken heart. The body of L/Cpl Tasker, from Kirkcaldy, Fife, and the ashes of Theo had earlier been flown back to RAF Lyneham in the same aircraft.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping
To: Joe 6-pack
posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:22 AM PDT
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posted on 10/25/2012 8:12:59 AM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
posted on 10/25/2012 12:20:38 PM PDT
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