Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Danish soldier killed by IED
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.
Martin Abildgaard was a good, professional and proud soldier. He was, among other things, known as a skilled machine gunner, and he was a good friend who was always there for others.
He was always loyal to his friends and his helpfulness, joy and humor, he was helping to keep the mood up in the section. Martin had two great passions in his life, one was his old, beloved Mercedes, the other was candy, which often led to your friends may see candy bags shrink.
He was known in the section to listen to the same tunes again and again when "Hotel California" by Eagles were among the favorites. Martin had medical services and took great satisfaction in helping others. Among other things, helped Martin a local boy with the cleaning and linking a wound under a section of the patrols, which reinforced his desire for a future as Falck-rescuer.
Martin resigned as konstabelelev by Gardehusarregimentet and began by Stab company in 1 Armored Infantry Battalion, 1 May 2007. He was appointed konstabel 1 February 2008. Then Martin was running and the signal man in the same company, 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.
Martin was 23 years. He leaves his parents and brother and girlfriend.
We will always remember you.
Honorable be your memory.