Saturday, 31 December 2011
The end of another year of needless deaths brings the announcement from the Ministry of Defence that a soldier, from the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action in Afghanistan yesterday.
He was a member of an International Security Assistance Force foot patrol when he was caught in a blast from an IED.
394 of our troops have now died in the Afghanistan war and the numbers of civilian casualties are allegedly in the tens of thousands.
I would dearly like to think the deaths have not been in vain, however only history will tell the true story - eventually.
May his family and friends support one another. There's too little love in the world.