Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Danish soldier dies from severe injuries

Pvt. Rune Nielsen
Danish soldier, Private Rune Westy Zacharias Nielsen of The Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment died 17th November 2009 after being severely wounded by an explosive device on October 31.He was 22 years old.

He belonged to 2 Recce Platoon, 2 Light Recce Squadron, part of the The Royal Danish Guard Hussar Regiment, based on the island of Bornholm.

Conducting a foot patrol near Patrol Base Barakzai on October 31, he was heavily wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). His comrades immediately initiated first aid and he was quickly evacuated to the field hospital in Camp Bastion.
He was later airlifted to a hospital in Copenhagen, where he died from his injuries.

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