Corporal David O'Connor served on four operational tours in Iraq and Afghanistan:
- Born on 16 June 1985
- Lived in Havant, Hampshire with his mother
- Joined Royal Marines in 2002 and passed for duty in 2003
- Deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 with 40 Commando on Operation Herrick 7
- Awarded a Commander Joint Operations’ Commendation in 2009 after a tour in the volatile Sangin District of northern Helmand
- Completed Royal Marines Junior Command Course in 2011
Tributes have been paid to Channing Day, a medic with 3 Medical Regiment, who was killed on patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday.
It is still not clear exactly what happened. But a young woman is dead and a young Marine from 40 Commando has died beside her.