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Mark Fitzpatrick Dies in Afghan Blast

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on December 1, 2010

Telford man dies in Afghan blast

A 34-year-old Shropshire man has died in an explosion while working in Afghanistan.

Mark Fitzpatrick, from Telford, was disposing of ammunition in the Parwan province when the tragedy happened.

He had been working for DynCorp International, an American company, clearing mines and other explosive devices left over from previous wars.

Mr Fitzpatrick, who lived in Priorslee, was killed on November 20.

His father, Ian Fitzpatrick, paid tribute to his son, whose work, he said, had saved many lives.

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One Response to “Mark Fitzpatrick Dies in Afghan Blast”

  1. daffodils said

    Wish to express my heartfelt condolences to his family.
    Very few people on this earth have what it takes to do this kind of work.
    So many more lives he could have, would have saved… but then again he knew the daily risk, and still chose to save them.
    Rest in peace.

    What bothers me is how and why did he die in a controlled demolition?

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