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Young soldier hangs himself after seeing five comrades killed in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011

The Daily Mail UK May 16, 2011

A traumatised young soldier who saw five of his comrades die in action killed himself after becoming unable to cope with the loss, his friends have claimed.

The body Rifleman Allan Arnold was discovered by dog walkers on May 2 just hours after he had been out socialising with civilian friends while on leave. 

The 20-year-old, from the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, was found hanged in a copse.

Close friend Andy Higgins, who had known Allan for six years, said he was unable to cope with losing so many close members of his regiment in Afghanistan.

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One Response to “Young soldier hangs himself after seeing five comrades killed in Afghanistan”

  1. Clif Muller said

    It breaks my heart to read this. I am so sorry for those he left behind. This young and brave soldier is as much a victim of the war as any who died in the field of battle. God keep his family. My tears and prayers are with you.

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