A memorial tablet dedicated to two Royal Marines killed in Afghanistan unveiled Sunday

A memorial tablet dedicated to two Royal Marines killed in Afghanistan unveiled Sunday

Luke Taylor

Neil Dunstan

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A SERVICE to dedicate a new memorial tablet with the names of two Royal Marines from Burton, killed in Afghanistan will take place on Sunday.

The dedication will take place at 11am at St Luke’s Church in Burton, led by Reverend Malcolm Surman.

The two Marines – Luke Taylor and Neil Dunstan – both lived in the village.
Neil was one of two people who died when their Jackal armoured truck was hit by an explosive device while on patrol in southern Afghanistan in 2008.

Luke, a sergeant in the elite Royal Marines, died after being shot by an Afghan soldier at the main base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province.

The 33-year-old Burton man was one of two servicemen killed in the shocking attack that day in March 2012.

A bench dedicated to his memory sits on the village green.

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1:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

elite50 says...

Two heroes, two lives wasted.
Afghanistan, a place that people have been sent to defend, attack, and help, all for absolutely no reason.
This state of affairs has been going on for centuries.
It is about time that the people that live there decide what they want for themselves.
If it is o.k. for the people in the "free" world to determine their future, why is it such a problem for the people in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Palestine, Israel and lately Crimea to decide what they want?
Two heroes, two lives wasted. Afghanistan, a place that people have been sent to defend, attack, and help, all for absolutely no reason. This state of affairs has been going on for centuries. It is about time that the people that live there decide what they want for themselves. If it is o.k. for the people in the "free" world to determine their future, why is it such a problem for the people in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Palestine, Israel and lately Crimea to decide what they want? elite50
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