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

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Summary

  • 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

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8:48am Thu 25 Oct 12

MATT7250 says...

Very sad,
Very sad, MATT7250
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11:33am Thu 25 Oct 12

Gem64 says...

So sad, my thoughts and love are with the family and friends of the two fallen heroes. God bless and sleep tight x
So sad, my thoughts and love are with the family and friends of the two fallen heroes. God bless and sleep tight x Gem64
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9:56pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Bethanyboo1 says...

My heart goes out to his family and friends ....
My heart goes out to his family and friends .... Bethanyboo1
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12:44am Fri 26 Oct 12

Mark1970 says...

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.
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. Mark1970
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12:55am Fri 26 Oct 12

Mark1970 says...

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
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 Mark1970
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3:06am Fri 26 Oct 12

madeinclay says...

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.
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. madeinclay
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6:19am Fri 26 Oct 12

harrysparrow says...

my heart goes out to the O'conner family
DAVID has died doing a job he loved from a marine mum x
my heart goes out to the O'conner family DAVID has died doing a job he loved from a marine mum x harrysparrow
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11:36am Fri 26 Oct 12

Mi_Coc says...

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.
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. Mi_Coc
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5:08pm Fri 26 Oct 12

19th hole says...

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
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 19th hole
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6:15pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Mark1970 says...

@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.
@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. Mark1970
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5:45pm Sat 27 Oct 12

jameslogan says...

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..
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.. jameslogan
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3:59pm Tue 30 Oct 12

*Flick* says...

Rest in Peace Dave, it was an honour to have known you x
Rest in Peace Dave, it was an honour to have known you x *Flick*
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