Shock at death of woman soldier.
I DON'T know why I should be some how more shocked at the death of intelligence officer Sarah Bryant in Afghanistan but I am.
After all, women have been serving their country for decades and from the early 1990s have been fully integrated into the armed forces.
I suppose I can relate to the faces of all those fallen young men as a mum. They look so young, so boyish.
But I can relate to Sarah as a woman.
The picture of her as a bride will resonate with women everywhere.
She looked radiant and beautiful.
The only consolation her proud family can take is that she died doing a job she loved and in which she believed.