Soldier Dies In UK After Afghan Explosion

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Soldier Dies In UK After Afghan Explosion

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:04 pm

A British soldier who died in hospital in the UK after being injured while clearing roadside bombs in Afghanistan has been named as Captain Lisa Jade Head.

Capt Head, of 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps, had disabled one homemade bomb when another exploded in an alleyway in Nahr e Saraj, Helmand Province on Monday. The 29-year-old, from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, was flown home and treated at hospital in Birmingham where she died on Tuesday. Capt Head's family issued a statement saying: "We wish to say that we are extremely proud of Lisa. Lisa always said that she had the best job in the world and she loved every second of it. Lisa had two families - us and the Army. Lisa had a fantastic life and lived it to the full. No-one was more loved."

Lieutenant Colonel Adam McRae, the regiment's Commanding Officer, said: "Captain Lisa Head will be remembered by the officers and soldiers of the regiment as a passionate, robust and forthright individual who enjoyed life to the full - be it at work, on the sporting field or at the bar. She was totally committed to her profession and rightly proud of being an ammunition technical officer. She took particular pride in achieving the coveted 'High Threat' status which set her at the pinnacle of her trade. Lisa deployed to Afghanistan with the full knowledge of the threats she would face. Having spoken with her prior to deployment, she was motivated, enthusiastic and was looking forward to the challenges she would face. Her potential was considerable and she will be an enormous loss to us all."

The death takes the number of UK military personnel who have died since operations in Afghanistan began in 2001 to 364.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Video-Afghanistan---Captain-Lisa-Jade-Head-Dies-In-Birmingham-Hospital-After-Being-Injured-In-Blast/Article/201104315975900?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15975900_Video%3A_Afghanistan_-_Captain_Lisa_Jade_Head_Dies_In_Birmingham_Hospital_After_Being_Injured_In_Blast


364 too many, it's time our forces came home Sad

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