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Tributes paid to killed servicemen

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

Marine Adam Brown, of Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in an explosion while on foot patrol in the 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 when his checkpoint came under fire.

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: "My wonderful husband, my childhood sweetheart and best friend. Always a hero in my eyes."

His parents, Jenny and Robert, said: "Adam, an irreplaceable son, but so much more; our best friend."

His younger brothers, Stephen and James, and younger sister, Laura, said he was "filled with courage, pride and dignity, which made him an inspiration to all around him".

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."


From Belfast Telegraph