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Tributes pour in for North East soldiers who died in Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Kenneth Rowe is one of 41 who died from our region Credit: MoD

As military operations come to an end in Afghanistan, we remember the men from this region who lost their lives.

41 soldiers from our region died. Some were based at Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire, where a total of 68 soldiers lost their lives during the 13 year conflict.

Earlier today we asked you to help us honour them by leaving your tributes to the men on our Facebook page. These are just some of your comments:

Our thoughts are with their families and friends. Be proud, they died serving their country.

– Elaine Godber

God bless all those list souls, and my thoughts are with their families and friends, can't be easy for those left behind, heart rendering just doesn't cover it. So proud of all our girls and boys who served to help make the world a better place.

– Teri Freeatlast

Humbled by you all, heart aches for those whose families are left behind, what a dreadful price they paid for us all.

– Helen Marley

So brave, so unselfish.........so tragic. Thank you.

– Dunn House

RIP soldiers. Heroes till the end. Sleep tight.

– Gemma Watson

We would like to thank everyone of u for looking after us.

– Shirley Rourke

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