Friday, April 30, 2010

Inquest In The Death Of Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe Begins

Procession: Hearses carrying the coffins of Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, 39, and Trooper Josh Hammond, 18, pass mourners Wootton Bassett last year. Photo from The Daily Mail.

Inquest Resumes Into Death Of Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe -- Times Online

The inquest into the death of the most senior British Army officer to be killed in action since the Falklands resumes this morning.

Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died alongside a teenage soldier when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan on July 1 last year.

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More News On The Death Of Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe

Lt Col Thorneloe died after insisting on taking 'top cover' position -- The Telegraph
British officer killed by IED 'insisted on taking most exposed position' -- The Telegraph
Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe took role to 'inspire' his men -- BBC
Lieutenant Colonel Rupert Thorneloe inquest begins -- The Guardian
Army commander killed by Taliban bomb on Helmand patrol 'requested more helicopters' -- Daily Mail
Lieutenant-Colonel Rupert Thorneloe 'died leading from the front' -- Times Online

My Comment: This officer is a true hero .... and I am sure his soldiers must miss him everyday.

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