Family of Private John Howard who was killed in Afghanistan
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Afghanistan soldier named by MoD as Pte John Howard

The Ministry of Defence has named a soldier killed in Afghanistan as Private John Howard, from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.

The 23-year-old New Zealand-born soldier was serving with 16 Air Assault Brigade's Reconnaissance Force when he was killed on Sunday.

The MoD is investigating if "friendly fire" killed him during a patrol against insurgents in Helmand province.

His family, who are from New Zealand, said he had been "immensely proud" to be a Para.

  • 07 Dec 2010
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