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Friday, January 4, 2013

Dragoon Guardsman found hanged at home

UPDATE
"He was on top form over Christmas": Devastated family of soldier found hanged speak about tragedy
By Andy Rudd
6 Jan 2013
Trooper Robert Griffiths, who had survived a Taliban bomb blast on the frontline in Afghanistan, was found dead at his home

Afghanistan soldier found hanged at his Swansea home
Friday, January 04, 2013
South Wales Evening Post
By Liz Perkins and Jason Evans

A HERO soldier who served on the frontline in Afghanistan has been found hanged at his Swansea home.

Trooper Robert Llewellyn Griffiths, of 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, also known as the Welsh Cavalry, was discovered at the property in Oldway, Bishopston, on Saturday evening.

He was only 24.

An Army spokesman said: "Police are investigating the death of a soldier who was serving with 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time."

The regiment returned from a challenging seven-month tour of Helmand Province last April.
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I get emails from other countries on military suicides. This is just one more example of how very human these men and women are. It doesn't matter where they live as much as they just don't want to live anymore. No nation has taken care of their veterans properly and no nation can claim they really support their troops.

2 comments:

Margy Agar said...

I just dropped in on your site to see what was in the news and this is the second story in a row that is just like my daughter Kimberly's as you well know her story, but all I can say is I can't stop crying. That's what these stories do to me they make me just cry that these heroes felt so hopeless. I pray for them Kathie...

~ Margy Agar

Kathie Costos said...

It is Moms like you that I do this for. Sure, I want to give you whatever comfort I can, tell your stories so other families won't feel alone but more than that, to give others a chance to never have to feel that way.

You know better than I do what it is like when families do the best they can with what they know but after a suicide, they end up blaming themselves. It is not YOUR fault. It is all of ours.

I posted this one to show that it is not just happening in the US military.