|L-Cpl. Kyle Marshall|
Tributes have been paid to an "irreplaceable" soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.
Lance Corporal Kyle Cleet Marshall, of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, died in the blast in the Nahr-e Saraj district on Monday 14th February 2011.
In a statement released today, L-Cpl Marshall's family said: "Kyle was a very lively, outgoing, loving and much-loved son.
"He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. He was due to be married in July to his fiancee, Hayley.
"We take comfort in the fact that he is now with his granddad who died some years ago."
His commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Harrison described him as "irreplaceable".