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Details of 14 US Service Personnel killed/died during this period are shown on the next page

11 December 2013 - Lance Corporal Matthew R Rodriguez, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton. Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

17 December 2013 - Sgt 1st Class Omar W Forde, Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Died of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.

17 December 2013 - CWO 2 Randy Lee Billings, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Died of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.

17 December 2013 - CWO 2 Joshua B Silverman, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Died of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.

17 December 2013 - Sgt Peter C Bohler, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley. Died of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.

17 December 2013 - St Sgt Jesse L Williams, Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Died of injuries suffered as a result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan.

23 December 2013 - Sgt Daniel M Vasselian, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune. Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

1 January 2014 - Sgt Jacob M Hess, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune. Died while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

4 January 2013 - Sgt 1st Class William K Lacey, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Knox. Died of injuries sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket propelled grenades, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

15 January 2014 - Sgt Daniel T Lee, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. Died of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations, in Parwan province, Afghanistan.

20 January 2014 - CWO Edward Balli, Headquarters Troop, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, US Army Europe. Died of wounds from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

10 February 2014 - Spc Christopher Andrew Landis, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. Died of wounds sustained when his dismounted patrol was attacked with rocket propelled grenades, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

12 February 2014 - Spc John Alexander Pelham, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire, in Kapisa province, Afghanistan.

12 February 2014 - Sgt 1st Class Roberto C Skelt, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg. died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by small arms fire, Kapisa province, Afghanistan.

15 February 2014 - Master Sgt Aaron C Torian, 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune. Died while conducting combat operations, in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

28 February 2014 - Lance Cpl Caleb L Erickson, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune. Died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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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.

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