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inmemoriam

US service personnel killed in December 2012 as reported at www.freedomremembered.com
Total casualties on Operation Enduring Freedom as at 26th December :2157

4th L/Cpl Anthony J Denier
5th SPC Tyler J Orgaard
Sgt 1st Class Darren M Linde
10th PO 1st Class Nicholas D Checque
11th Staff Sgt Wesley R Williams
12th Sgt Michael J Guillory
15th Staff Sgt Nelson D Trent
Staff Sgt Nicholas J Reid
16th Sgt 1st Class Kevin E Lipari
26th Sgt Enrique Mondragon

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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