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Author Topic: Dutch casualties in Afghanistan  (Read 14365 times)
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« on: 18 April 2010, 10:57:05 »
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While on a search mission for IED's 2 Dutch marines died, 1 was seriously wounded when their vehicle hit a mine.
It happened at a forward base Tahbar 9km northwest of Camp Holland.
Both men were based at Doorn and were members of 1st marine batallion.
29 year old corporal Jeroen Houweling and 23 year old private Marc Harders.

They payed the ultimate price for freedom!  salute
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« Reply #1 on: 18 April 2010, 11:44:29 »
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Sites linked from the Dutch DoD are off the air, therefore I have deleted them.
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« Reply #2 on: 18 April 2010, 16:53:04 »
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For me its extra sad, I have worked with these marines during their training before their departure.
Its extra painfull because you know the guy behind the picture ;(

A very well trained and highly motivated company marines.
They were the first deadly casualties, in earlier fightings 7 marines from this taskforce were wounded.
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« Reply #3 on: 18 April 2010, 17:47:43 »
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For me its extra sad, I have worked with these marines during their training before their departure.
Its extra painfull because you know the guy behind the picture ;(

A very well trained and highly motivated company marines.
They were the first deadly casualties, in earlier fightings 7 marines from this taskforce were wounded.


I hope you appreciate the work I put in my previous post, I thought that they deserved more then just a small text...
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« Reply #4 on: 18 April 2010, 18:28:37 »
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Sure I did, but I had not much time left.
Birthday of my neece , watching soccer and so on.
I wanted to post the pictures and the story from our official army site, but you were ahead of me!
Nonetheless very appreciated!
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« Reply #5 on: 2 May 2010, 02:49:58 »
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Seems like things are getting very much worse over there.
Rest in Peace.
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« Reply #6 on: 23 May 2010, 11:44:07 »
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Today another member of our armed forces died in Afghanistan, corporal 1st class Luc Janzen from 42nd armored infantry batallion based in Oirschot Netherlands.
He payed the highest price for freedom.
His QRF responded to a request from a French unit to clean up an IED site.
On the way back, 10 km from Deh Rawood, near the Tangivalley his vehicle hit another IED.
Together wih him a French captain Barek Deligny from 3rd regiment engineers and an Afghan soldier died.
4 Dutch soldiers were hurt, 2 badly.
All wounded are also from 42nd infantry, 1 man is from 12bn airmobile infantry Van Heutz.

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« Reply #7 on: 23 May 2010, 17:29:44 »
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It may sound trite, but these men are proof that sometimes the cost of freedom is very expensive. Rest in peace my brothers, we pray your sacrifice will not have been in vain.
Semper Fidelis!
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« Reply #8 on: 12 December 2011, 22:12:55 »
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Today I received this short movie.
Made me feel sad and I found a tear on my cheek, very emotional.
 
In memoriam, the Fallen Dutch Brothers in Arms
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