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A soldier from the 3rd battalion the Yorkshire Regiment killed in Afghanistan on Sunday was about to become a father for the first time. Private Gregg Stone, who was 20 and from Hornsea, was killed during an operation to rescue an Afghan police officer who had been kidnapped by insurgents.
His wife Samanatha today paid tribute to a "brilliant husband and a family man". David Hirst reports.
Private Gregg Thomas Stone who was killed in Afghanistan less than a month after arriving there was expecting his first child with his wife, Samantha. The 20-year-old was shot dead on Sunday as he took part in a mission to rescue a policeman kidnapped by extremists.
Army chiefs said Private Stone was looking forward to attending the Junior Non-Commissioned Officers course upon return from Afghanistan, "which he was sure to pass."
The Ministry of Defence have named the soldier killed in Afghanistan as Private Gregg Thomas Stone. He was 20 years old. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.
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Family, friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Private Gregg Thomas Stone who was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday.