Skip to comments.British soldier dies in Afghanistan
Posted on 03/06/2014 6:10:42 PM PST by Smartisan
A soldier from 32 Engineer Regiment has died in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirmed tonight - the first British soldier to die in the country in 2014.
The solider, described by his commanding office as a "rising star", died as a result of non-battle related injuries sustained in Camp Bastion.
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Davies said: "The tragic death of this committed and professional sapper has hit the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group hard; the Corps has lost a rising star, and his squadron has lost a respected comrade and friend.
"At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."
The incident did not involve enemy action and the serviceman's next of kin have been informed.
A total of 448 British forces personnel or Ministry of Defence civilians have died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in October 2001.
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Stay away from bathtubs and Hospitals.
Never play in the street.
Don't fool with firecrackers.
Your trite remarks are not well received. The death of any service member in a combat area is not to be made fun of.
This Sapper could well have been killed in an accident while in fatigued state operating a piece of earth moving equipment. You owe the family of the Sapper as well his fellow service members an apology.
But I have to ask; what as the mission goal in Afghanistan and Iraq...?
What has that got to do with this Sapper’s death? He’s a soldier. This is not a political debate. My comments are about the poster’s trite comments about his death.
For what end ? If this was still under President Bush there would be protests in the street.
Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson, 20, of Waseca, Minn., died Feb. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan
Master Sgt. Aaron C. Torian, 36, of Paducah, Ky., died Feb. 15, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.
Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla.
Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Ky., died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.
And if the US military gets bled white while he dawdles, so much the better as far as he's concerned.
When you get your Representatives to get the Ft. Hood “Workplace Violence” shootings straightened out as to whether they were “war” related, please get back to me.
“My Representatives”? Huh?
My remarks on trite comments stand, that’s all I’m about on this thread.
Very close relative has been in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan a total of 5 times. He retires in 3 months.
All troops need to get out as you stated.
Prayers that he will get home safe.
It’s not a war—it’s a shooting gallery and our guys are the clay pigeons. Rules of engagement forbid them to fire back or to defend themselves when near Afghan populations.
God be with them all until they are all back home.