Konstabel Mikkel Jørgensen
Defence News, Danish Embassy in London DANISH SOLDIER KILLED IN BATTLE: This morning, on patrol east of Patrol Base Bridzar in Helmand, Afghanistan, a Danish soldier was killed in a firefight. The soldier hailed from the Royal Life Guards, and was deployed with 3 Platoon, Charlie Coy.
From the Sidney Morning Herald:
Danish soldier killed in AfghanistanOctober 24, 2010 - 1:19AM
A Danish soldier was killed in a firefight on Saturday in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, the Danish military said.
"It is with great grief that I must announce that this morning we lost a Danish soldier," acting army chief Major General Peter Kuehnel said in a statement.
The soldier's unit was engaged in a firefight while patrolling an area east of its base in Bridzar, the military said.
The soldier was evacuated by helicopter to the Danish field hospital at Camp Bastion but "despite efforts, the soldier's life could unfortunately not be saved," the statement said.
There are some 750 Danish troops in NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Most are in Helmand province under British command.Saturday's death brought to 36 the number of Danish soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan since the deployment began. (here)
The official announcement:
23-10-2010 at. 17:24 17:24(source)
Mikkel Jorgensen began at the Army Basic Training at Jutland Dragoon Regiment in Holstebro, 3 august 2009. August 2009 and he went into the Army Response Training at the Royal Guard to be circulated as rifle shooting with Charlie Company in August 2010.
Constable Mikkel Jorgensen was 21 years.
He leaves his father, mother and a younger brother.
We honor his memory.
We WILL always remember and honour Mikkel's service and sacrifice. Rest in peace, brave warrior. Rest in peace.