Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, was a committed Newcastle United fan and a loving son, who was due to be married.
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*Gregg Easteal reports from India. *
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond released a tribute to Sapper Adam Moralee, from Newcastle, who is the first soldier to be killed in Afghanistan in 2014.
He said: "It is clear from the tributes paid to Sapper Moralee that he was a determined and respected soldier who was good-humoured, trustworthy and considerate.
"His untimely death is a tragedy and my thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family, fiancee and friends at this difficult time."
The parents of a soldier from Newcastle who has died in Afghanistan said he was full of life, the joker of the family, and he treated his fiancee, Emma, like a princess.
Sapper Adam Moralee was 23. His parents, Lynn and Darren, said he would not have swapped his time in the Army for the world.
:"Adam was a loving son, fiance, and friend who touched everyone's hearts that came into contact with him.
"His passion for cars and anything with an engine made him a true petrol head through and through.
"As a son he was full of life and always the joker of the family, who never took anything too seriously. He loved his job and the friends he made from his time in the Army, and he would never have swapped those experiences for the world."
– Family of Sapper Adam Moralee
"He treated his fiancee, Emma, like his princess and the love they shared was clear to all of those who were lucky enough to see it.
"To be his wife would have made Emma feel like the luckiest girl in the world and they were each others' one true love and soul mates.
"Adam touched the hearts of all of us who were lucky to know him and not a day will go by where he is not in our thoughts and hearts. He will be sorely missed by family and friends and forever loved by all.
Rest in peace son."
A soldier from Newcastle has been killed in Afghanistan. Sapper Adam Moralee was serving with 32 Engineer Regiment at Camp Bastion. He was preparing equipmnt for redeployment out of Afghanistan.
He leaves behind a fiancee.
In a statement issued through the MoD, this family described him as "full of life and always the joker of the family".
A soldier killed in Afghanistan yesterday has been named as Sapper Adam Moralee, 23, from Newcastle.
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