Royal Guardman, Private Simon Mundt Jørgensen of Denmark
Defense Chief Gen. Knud Bartels said: "Early this morning I received the announcement about a Danish soldier is killed, and another has been wounded in Afghanistan. For the family of the killed are modest about their loved ones are dead, of course, a terrible message, as it will take a long time to get over. We want from the Defense side do everything we can to support them in the difficult time now. For the force, and in particular soldatens closest colleagues, it is also a fierce battle. But I know that the strength to fight for the important task, the addresses for the people of Afghanistan, "says Chief Gen. Knud Bartels.
As Denmark mourns, so do we all.
...Jorgy was a really nice kid, strong as an ox, 21, coming home tonight or early morning, whole country will probably be there to meet the Angel flight...
Private Simon Mundt Jørgensen was from Charlie-company seconded from The Royal Livgarde, and in a country of about five million citizens, his loss is keenly felt. As we all stand shoulder to shoulder with our coalition allies, Private Jorgensen is also being remembered in New Jersey, USA.
We honor a Royal Guardman, Private Simon Mundt Jørgensen of Denmark
Sunday, September 26 · 7:00am - 2:30pm Location The Lavallette Triathlon, Lavallette NJ Created By More Info Please join us in honoring a hero from Denmark. Soldiers Race Team stands with Denmark morning the loss of Danish Private Simon Mundt Jørgensen, 21 years old.
May you rest easy with your fellows.
Private Jorgensen started his career in the Army, in 2009, receiving his basic training in the Royal Guards, before getting transferred to the armys reaction force, with the purpose of serving in Afghanistan. In August this year, Simon ...was shipped out to Afghanistan, together with the rest of Charlie Company, formed by the Royal Danish Guards.
On September 22, Simon, together with the rest of his unit, were on a patrol south of Bridzar in Helmand, when they were hit by one of Taleban's IEDs. Simon and one of he's fellow soldiers, were both seriously wounded by the blast. Despite the fast and efficent first aid, administrated by Simon's colleagues at the site and by the medics in the helicopter on route to Camp Bastion, Simon life was not to be saved, and he was pronounced dead at the arrival at the field hospital in Camp Bastion.
God bless Simon, and may he rest in piece, together with his brothers in arms. I know that he will be taken very good care of, when he arrives at the pearly gate.
Rest in peace, Private Jorgensen. You will be always remembered and honoured, as we continue your mission.
I stand with all of you, Denmark. Every soldier is one of our own. Every soldier's family is OUR family.