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Shot hero is named.

A SOLDIER killed on patrol in Afghanistan was named as Guardsman Michael Roland yesterday.

Roland, 22, of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards The Grenadier Guards is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division of the British Army, and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry. It is not, however, the most senior regiment of the Army, this position being attributed to the Life Guards. , had been in Afghanistan for less than four weeks when he was shot in a fire fight in Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand.

The dad of twins, from Worthing, West Sussex West Sussex, nonmetropolitan county (1991 pop. 692,800), 768 sq mi (1,990 sq km), S England. A chalk ridge runs from the county's east to west edge. In the south the land flattens into a gentle plain. After early Roman invasions, the Saxons moved across Sussex. , was fatally wounded on the second day of a three-day operation to search compounds and died on Friday in Camp Bastion.

His family said: "Michael was a caring son loved by his extended family and friends." He is the 410th British military death in Afghanistan since 2001.

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Publication:The People (London, England)
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Date:Apr 29, 2012
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