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Families in tribute to fallen soldiers

The families of two British servicemen killed in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan have paid tribute to them.

Adam Brown, of Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in an explosion while on foot patrol in Sangin District of Helmand Province on Sunday.

Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum, of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, was shot dead on the same day during an operation in Lashkar Gah.

Marine Brown (25) was born in Frimley, Surrey, and lived with his wife Amy, whom he married in December last year, in Burtle, near Glastonbury, Somerset.

L/Sgt McCallum (31) was born in Hanover, Jamaica.

Marine Brown's widow said: “I will treasure the perfect memories I have of our life together, always.

“You are a true inspiration to all who knew you and you made me the proudest woman in the world when I became your wife.

“I love you now, always and forever.”

L/Sgt McCallum's family said: “Dale was a wonderful father, brilliant brother, a loving son.

“He was cherished and highly respected by everyone that knew him. He will be deeply and sadly missed.”

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