Friday, 17 October 2008

Princes William & Harry pay tribute to fallen soldier

Trooper James Munday: An 'exceptional soldier'.
Picture courtesy of The Sun.

Princes William & Harry have paid tribute to a fallen collegue who died during his deployment to Afghanistan, with Wills remembering him as an 'exceptional soldier'.

The Sun reports: 'Tpr Munday, from Birmingham, took the brunt of a big explosion hitting his vehicle, believed to have been caused by an old SOVIET-era landmine. He was on routine patrol to show his replacements the ropes near the town of Garmsir in Helmand province — after six months of fighting in the badlands. Tpr Munday was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other soldiers in his Jackal 4x4 vehicle were injured.'

Known as 'Magpie' to his friends, Trooper Munday was due to return from his deployment to Afghanistan in just 2 weeks.

A Clarence House spokesperson told The Sun: “Together with the rest of their regiment, the two Princes’ heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this most distressing of times. Prince William and Prince Harry are deeply saddened to hear that Trooper James Munday has been killed in action. He was in D Squadron with Prince William, and he remembers him as an exceptional soldier.”

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