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Summarised by Elayne Jude for Great North News Services from fuller obituaries originally published by Freedom Remembered. Non-combat incidents asterisked as under investigation are also included. For details see next page.

June 23 2013 - Specialist Javier Sanchez Jnr, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device while on mounted patrol, in Sar Rowzah, Afghanistan.

June 23 2013 - Sargeant Corey Edward Garver, 1st battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Died of wounds suffered when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device, in Zormat, Afghanistan.

*June 28 2013 - Sargeant Justin R Rogers, Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Died in a non-combat incident currently under investigation, at Bagram, Afghanistan.

*July 2 2013 - Specialist Hilda I. Clayton, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade. Died in a non-combat incident currently under investigation, at Qaraghahi, Afghanistan.

*July 5 2013 - 1st Sargeant Tracy L Stapley, 308th Medical Logistics Company. Died in a non-combat incident currently under investigation, at Camp As Saliyah, Qatar.

*July 16 2013 - Lance Corporal Benjamin W Tuttle, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force. Died at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center following a medical evacuation from the aircraft carrier US Nimitz during a scheduled port visit in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The incident iscurrently under investigation.

July 16 2013 - Staff Sargeant Sonny C Zimmerman, Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. Died when his vehicle was attacked by a rocket propelled grenade, in Mushaka, Afghanistan.

*July 22 2013 - Sargeant Anthony R Maddox, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Died in Landstuhl Rheinland-Pfalz, of a non-combat related incident in Andar, Afghanistan. The incident is currently under investigation.

July 25 2013 - Sargeant Stefan M Smith, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan.

July 25 2013 - 1st Lieutenant Jonam Russell, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan.

July 25 2013 - Specialist Rob L Nichols, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device in Soltan Kheyl, Afghanistan.

July 27 2013 - Sargeant Caryn E Nouv, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. Died of wounds received when her vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, at Ghazni, Afghanistan.

July 27 2013 - Sargeant Eric T Lawson, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade. Died of wounds received when her vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device and small arms fire, at Ghazni, Afghanistan.

July 28 2013 - Staff Sargeant Stephen M New, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by small arms fire in the Sarobi district of Kabul province, Afghanistan.

July 30 2013 - Specialist Nicholas B Burley, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died of wounds received when enemies attacked his unit with indirect fire, in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan.

August 6 2013 - Specialist Nickolas S Welch, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Died at the Walter Reed National Military medical Center, Maryland, of wounds received when his unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device on July 23 in Soltan Kheyl, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

August 11 2013 - Sargeant Jamar A Hicks, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by indirect fire, in Khost, Afghanistan.

August 11 2013 - Staff Sargeant Octavio Herrera, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by indirect fire, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

August 11 2013 - Specialist Keith E Grace Jnr, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by indirect fire, in Paktia Province, Afghanistan.

August 20 - Master Sargeant George A Bannar Jnr, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked

by small arms fire, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

August 23 2013 - Private Jonathon Michael Dean Hotstetter, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device during combat operations, in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan.

August 23 2013 - Specialist Kenneth Clifford Alvarez, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device during combat operations, in Haft Asiab, Afghanistan.

August 26 2013 - 1st Lieutenant Jason Togi, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Died of wounds sustained when his vehicle was attacked by an improvised explosive device, in Hasan Karez, Afghanistan.

August 28 2013 - Sargeant 1st Class Ricardo D Young, 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat/Airborne), 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps. Died of wounds received when his unit was attacked by small arms fire, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

August 28 2013 - Staff Sgt Michael Ollis, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum. Died of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device, small arms and indirect fire, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.

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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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