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Church service for army medic

A book of condolence will open today for Corporal Channing Day who was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

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Corporal David O'Connor completed four tours of duty

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

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