A former soldier from Preston, Lancashire, has received the only service medal he was entitled to … 42 years late
An inquest has heard a soldier from Runcorn threatened to kill himself shortly before he was found dead at an army base in Afghanistan.
The repatriation is set to take place of three British servicemen, one of whom came from Lancashire, who were killed in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Michael Foley's commanding officer has paid tribute to the soldier killed by a rogue Afghan gunman.
– Major AJ Smith, Royal Corps of Signals
A superb soldier, a first class Combat Human Resources Specialist and an utterly dedicated family man. He was one of those people you meet and like immediately; friendly, cheeky, reliable and an all-round good bloke.
The family of Lance Corporal Michael Foley, killed by a rogue Afghan gunman in Lashkar Gar, have paid tribute to "proud" solider
– Family of LCpl Michael Foley, via MOD
Michael passed away while on operational duty in Afghanistan where he was very proud to be serving his country in support of our combined forces in this theatre of operations.
He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and everyone privileged to serve with him both on his last tour and during his military career.
The MOD have confirmed a soldier killed by a rogue Afghan gunman on Monday is Lance Corporal Michael Foley from Burnley.