Monday, October 15, 2007

The cost of war

Just one more poignant reminder (among many) of the cost of war.

I knew Colin Wall long ago when he was a freshly minted Corporal. As the Company Sergeant Major of 150 Provost Company, Royal Military Police he was ambushed and killed in Basra in 2003 while working to re-establish Civilian Policing in the city. His son Alex was 11 months old.

Last week a new memorial was unveiled in Britain remembering the members of the Armed Forces killed since WWII.

In the picture above Alex Wall, now five years old, searches for his father's name on the memorial wall.

(Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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