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Somerset 40 Commando Afghanistan death: Marine named as Cpl David O'Connor

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    MoD announces a Royal Marine from 40 Commando is killed in Afghanistan
  • Family have been informed
  • 650 Marines from 40 Commando, based at Norton Manor Camp, are in Afghanistan
  • 14 Marines from the base lost their life on the last tour
  • Scroll down for tributes


MATT7250 8:48am Thu 25 Oct 12
Very sad,
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Gem64 11:33am Thu 25 Oct 12
So sad, my thoughts and love are with the family and friends of the two fallen heroes. God bless and sleep tight x
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Bethanyboo1 9:56pm Thu 25 Oct 12
My heart goes out to his family and friends ....
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Mark1970 12:44am Fri 26 Oct 12
Another wasted life. He was 6 years of age when I served during the first gulf. If we had been allowed to have taken sadam out the first time, maybe this guy would still be here for his family and friends. The fight for oil which gulf 2 is about is far too high. Bring back our troops as they are fighting a war (lol sorry peace keeping) which they will never win, Blow the smoke away from the smoke screen of terroism and you will see the greed for natural resources, Africa will be next for mineral deposits.
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Mark1970 12:55am Fri 26 Oct 12
And yes I know that he was murdered in Afghan, rather than Iraq, but this is all part of the same operation. The war just switched countries, but still carried on, RIP anyway
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madeinclay 3:06am Fri 26 Oct 12
What a handsome man.What a outstanding soldier. What a great loss for hos fellow comrades and to those loved ones he left behind. Thank you for your good service Corporal David O'Connor. I appreciate your sacrifice.
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harrysparrow 6:19am Fri 26 Oct 12
my heart goes out to the O'conner family DAVID has died doing a job he loved from a marine mum x
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Mi_Coc 11:36am Fri 26 Oct 12
Why do we allow afghans to have weapons with live ammo!!! If they are joint patrols or training why do they need bullets in there guns. Crazty situation that we are in working with people who could turn at any moment.
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19th hole 5:08pm Fri 26 Oct 12
why are we fighting a war that is un winable the Russians had to pull out when they could see this fact No country can trust them we train the Afghans in warfare they then turn on OUR TROOPS where is the logic to this
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Mark1970 6:15pm Fri 26 Oct 12
@19th Hole. The Russians was there as a bid to conquer the afghan people. We are not, so there is a huge difference. Maybe if you watch Rambo 3 again, you will see that the Russians were forcing people. Where as we are trying to help people. We are not at war with Afghanistan, but peace keeping. Sadly the rules of engagement during peace keeping is different to war. You are more likely to die during peace keeping exercise than you are in a war.
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jameslogan 5:45pm Sat 27 Oct 12
i meet dave in the summer when he was doing the west highland way, i only spent 4 days with him, drinking and walking but it didnt tak long to know that dave was 1 of lifes good guys!!!! he had a crackiing sence of humor and a kind nature to him. i will always remeber sitting with him at a wee hotel in the middle of nowhere telling me about his wee yellow car!!! i send all my love to his family and friends!! i only knew u for a few days dave but i will always remeber u big man!!! R.I.P DAVE..
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*Flick* 3:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12
Rest in Peace Dave, it was an honour to have known you x
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