Susan Smith
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Iraq damages case: 'Soldiers must get correct equipment'

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who has been fighting to sue the government for damages under the Human Rights Act says she is doing so because she does not want her son's death to be "worthless".

Pte Phillip Hewett, 21, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a Snatch Land Rover in July 2005.

Susan Smith says that although it is expected that people will die during warfare, all soldiers should be given the best available equipment in order to give them the best chance of staying alive.

  • 19 Jun 2013
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