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Memorial to British Explosive Ordnance Disposal Charlie Wood

Albert Park memorial to hero soldier Charlie Wood

A BRAVE Teesside soldier killed in Afghanistan is to be remembered with a permanent memorial.

Charlie Wood was just 34 when he lost his life while searching for hidden bombs. The bomb disposal expert was caught in an Improvised Explosive Device blast last December.

The Warrant Officer Class 2 from 23 Pioneer Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, was described by his family as “a soldier through and through who did not die in vain”. A son, brother and husband, he had a “heart of gold that could melt the sun”.

Charlie was born and bred in Middlesbrough and the town came to a sombre standstill at his funeral service in January.

Charlie was a keen Boro fan and the cortege stopped off at the Riverside Stadium.

Now a memorial is to be unveiled in his home town. Middlesbrough will honour one of its bravest sons at 2pm tomorrow.

Please read more here Gazette Live UK

November 5, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Improvised Explosive Devices | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment