UK soldier died helping comrade
A British soldier killed by a bomb in Afghanistan was helping a comrade who had been caught in an earlier blast.
Sjt Paul McAleese, 29, of 2nd Battalion The Rifles, went to the aid of Pte Jonathon Young, 18, from Hull, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.
Sjt McAleese, born in Hereford, was then killed in the second explosion while on patrol in Helmand on Thursday.
He is the son of John McAleese, who led the raid that ended the siege on the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980.
The servicemen were killed on the day Afghan voters went to the polls.
The son of a SAS hero dies fighting terrorism its brave men like this that die in sensless wars. They go because they have the belief that the are protecting and defending their homeland for a good cause. Unfortunatly the wars they are sent too are started for completly different reasons on the excuse of doing good.
My heart goes out to this soldiers family and friends and a salute him for his bravoury, courage and convictions.