Friday, November 19, 2010

Jørgen Randrup

Overkonstabel 1st class Jørgen Randrup of the Royal Life Guards was killed in action in Afghanistan, 14th November. 2010. He was 27 years old and had served in the Danish military for seven years with previous tours of duty in Kosovo in 2005 and Afghanistan in 2007.

Jørgen Randrup is survived by his parents, his sister and his girl friend.

I haven't been paying much attention to the media of late, so the death of another Danish soldier in Afghanistan almost slipped me by. From the Danish Army Command's web page on the subjet;

"At midday on the 14th November, the sun was high in the sky when 2 Platoon, Bravo Company saw action in the Bandi Barq region east of Gereshk. Probably that area which has seen more attacks than any other in the last few months and where most Afghan police officers have been killed or wounded. Bandi Barq is of the utmost importance to the Afghan authorities and it was whilst securing engineer troops that Jørgen Randrup was hit by an improvised explosive device and taken from us forever".

Lt Col Thomas Funch Pedersen, using the words of the Danish Foreign Minister, reminded all present that Jørgen Randrup died a hero, and his death will not be in vain.

"We will continue his fight" Lt Col Funch Pedersen said.

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