Friday, June 08, 2007

150 Dead British Soldiers in Iraq

From BBC Online

The British soldier who became the 150th member of the UK armed forces to die in Iraq since the 2003 invasion has been named as Corporal Rodney Wilson.

The 30-year-old who was from A Company, 4th Battalion The Rifles, died on Thursday in the early hours. He had been part of a patrol conducting a search-and-detention operation.

After being shot by small arms fire, he was flown by helicopter to the field hospital in the British base at Basra Air Station but died from his injuries.