Royal Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Royal Marine Killed in Afghanistan yesterday, May 9th, 2010.
From: Royal Marines

Marine killed in Afghanistan

It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that a Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines serving as part of Combined Forces Sangin, Helmand, was killed in Afghanistan today, Sunday 9 May 2010.

The Marine was killed in an explosion that happened near Patrol Base Blenheim, in Sangin, Helmand Province, this morning.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, said:

“It is with deep sorrow I must inform you that a Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines was killed by an explosion in Sangin this morning.

“He was part of a foot patrol in an operation which was being conducted in support of the Afghan National Army when he was struck by an explosion.

“He died in the course of his duty, seeking to provide reassurance and security to the local nationals in Sangin. He will be sorely missed and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.”

Next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

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