Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Danish Hussar guard dies from IED blast

The Acting Head of the Danish Battle Group, Lieutenant Colonel Jens Ole Rossen-Jørgensen, writes: 

Wednesday 17 June was a very sad day for the Danish battalion in Helmand since the course of the morning was incontrovertibly clear to us that we had suffered our first loss to Team 7 Three talented soldiers, friends and colleagues were with a torn from us and their loved ones in the most relentless and brutal fashion after being hit by a vejsidebombe.

We sit back down here, thoughtful and deeply concerned at having lost three of our comrades and all our thoughts go in this tragedy home to our fallen comrades' families and friends whose loss is irreplaceable, and whose sorrow we feel and share.

Andreas Søgaard Brohus was a dedicated and experienced scout. Dedicated and professionally performed his tasks, he was confronted. He was good to adapt to any situation and always took it calmly. Andreas was very hard to stress, regardless of the events or tasks that may arise or be resolved.

He was a quiet and honest man who was easy to talk to about everything and nothing - a good friend and a great companion. He was in the section known to talk to himself when he should be sure to remember something specific.

On the home front gave Andreas the small challenges in the house and getting together with Linda and dog Charlie. Andreas married his beloved Linda, shortly before departing for Afghanistan, and together they went on honeymoon to Bali during Andreas' leave.

Andreas was called as a conscript to the Jutland Dragoon Regiment, 1 February 2005. Here Andreas reported after 4 months of service to the Army Response Training as konstabelelev.

Andreas was appointed konstabel 1 February 2006 and was then released with Team 7 running / signal man Scouting squadron in Iraq. In practice, Andreas all-possible-husband and also contested positions gunner and observer of others' absences.

After deployment to Iraq was transferred to Andreas Gardehusarregimentet where he contested the different functions in 1 Armored Infantry Battalion, in January 2008 he joined the team in February 2009 was to facilitate investigations under Section Staff and Logistics Company at Team 7 in Helmand, Afghanistan .

Andreas was 26 years. He leaves parents, brother and sister and his beloved wife Linda.

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