Just had some terrible news

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  1. Madmark62

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    The son of one of my best friends has been killed in Afghanistan.

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afghanistan-blast-soldier-named-215842291.html

    He left the TA for a short while, but re-enlisted and volunteered for service in Afghanistan. I have known him all his life and I was with him and his dad just 3 months ago, the day before he reported for deployment.
    A great kid and a sad loss for all that knew him.

    RIP Matty lad!!
    Gone but never to be forgotten
     
  2. the stig

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    I saw this on the news, a travesty. So sorry for your very sad loss. Our hearts go out to all family and friends.

    Andrea & Jeff x
     
  3. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

    It is always tragic to see our young soldiers lives taken xxxxx
     
  4. Popeye

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    My first thought is a selfish one, thank heavens my boy is out and unscathed, my second thought is for the parents of that young fella, and all the ones he's left behind including you.

    I'm so sorry, all the best Griff

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  5. SPUD'N'T

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    so sorry R.I.P.
     
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    So sad, he was a brave man to re-enlist knowing what lay ahead. Hats off to all our troops overseas.
     
  7. Pete45

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    How very sad

    I feel for his family,
    it is one of the hardest things to cope with the loss of a child

    Today we will remember him and all the other brave lads.
     
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  8. Jim

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    What a bloody shame, we'll especially be thinking of him and all those other brave lads and lasses today :Sad:
     
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    Sorry to hear this sad news. RIP. :Sad:
     
  10. Larrynwin

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    Another young life lost, so sad, RIP
     
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    So sad - will remember them all at 11 today.

    RIP
     
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    I Don't believe it.......11/11/11 @11:00

    There was an email went around work yesterday

    "Dear all,
    For those that wish to, we would like to invite you to participate in observing a two minute silence on Friday 11th November 2011 at 11.00am to remember those lost in past wars and recent conflicts."

    Respect to all those that gave their lives.Deepest condolences to all those Family and friends they leave behind.

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  13. movan

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    So very, very sorry to hear the news. PLEASE when the time is right let his family know of how the members here are thinking of them and their sorrow which must be beyond words.

    We all know how important it is to remember these brave men and women at 11 today, and to show by example as we give our minute's silence to those around us wherever we are.

    God Bless you Matty.
     
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    My heart sinks every time I hear of another loss. I am sorry, and can only echo Movan's words. When the time is right, please say how many here are thinking of them and wishing them strength.
     
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    yet another loss in a conflict we should not be part of. so sad that oujr brave young men should be asked to give their lives.
    My condolences to the family
     
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    We will all be thinking of him and his family when the clock strikes 11 today.

    Please pass on all our condolences to his family when the time is right.
    We are all so sorry for his loss.
    As an ex soldier myself, I remember the buzz I got when on op tours. One would hope he felt he was enjoying every moment of the job he believed in before his untimely death.

    We will be forever in his debt.
     
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    Please convey our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends,they are the bravest of the brave and must never be forgotten.
    Steve,Jinxia and Yingying.
     
  18. Loujess

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    So very sorry for such a loss. Our hearts go out to his family and also his regiment.

    Ivy
     
  19. blamehofman

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    So sorry to hear this tragic news , my deepest sympathies . My Daughter's boyfriend is out there now . These young men and women are the bravest of the brave , we owe them so much .
     
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    So sad to hear of this pointless tragic waste of a young life. Sincerest condolences to all his family and friends.
     
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