Cpl Richard Green
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The second Reading soldier to die in Afghanistan has been named as Tilehurst lad Corporal Richard Green.

Cpl Green, of 3 Rifles, was killed on Tuesday as a result of small arms fire near Sangin in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Cpl Green, 23, deployed to Afghanistan in September 2009 with 3 Rifles Recce Platoon. Following five months of patrolling and operating in the town of Sangin, he was sent with his team to a patrol base to work alongside his Afghan National Army partners to bring stability and development to local Afghans.

He leaves behind his father Chris, his mother Eileen and his brother and sister, Daniel and Charlotte.

They described him as a "larger than life character" and would "miss him mor

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Published in Reading Post from Mar. 4 to Jun. 9, 2010.
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February 22, 2014
Thankyou is all i can say for standing up and doing whats right. For walking forward to make things right for people miles from those you love.

I recently visited where you lay, and wanted to findout more about you.

God bless you stand easy x
laura chalmers
March 23, 2010
God Bless you CPL Richard Green. RIP
Shelagh Cowlam
March 23, 2010
May you rest in peace now Richard. Our thoughts will always be with you and your family & friends x
March 11, 2010
I Had one minute silence at , little heath school today for richard green , You will be missed r.i.p xx
Aleaha & Daisy x
March 8, 2010
rip richard went to moorlands with u, u were a laugh, u lads in ur grey shorts :D lol
u did this country proud xx r.i.p xx
emma pearson
March 7, 2010
R.I.P. Richard our deepest sympathies to Chris,Eileen and Dan our thoughts will always be with you in this time of sad loss god bless you Richard x x x x x x x x
Mr and Mrs Wallace
March 7, 2010
Cousin Steven, My mum told me of you and Eileen's loss. thinking of you at this sad time. Cousin Carla and family in NZ
March 5, 2010
Tony Wince
March 5, 2010
Dear Rich-I have seen the devastation your loss has caused Chris, Dan, Claire and Charlotte. You will be remembered with love so they will never lose you completely. at the same time you leave a gap in your extended family that can never be filled. Stand down now soldier and rest easy. Duty done. Paddy
Pat Walden
March 5, 2010
Our deepest sympathies to Chris, Eileen and Dan.
Such fond memories. It was a privilege to have known such a special lad.
God Bless you Richard.
Let us never forget.
John Huntley
March 5, 2010
RIP Richard, you will be missed and loved by many forever, my thoughts are with your family xxx
Louise Benham
March 5, 2010
From Primary School to Secondary School you were always there to make people laugh and smile. It's so sad to hear that you've been taken from your family, i still cant believe it. You will truley be missed and remembered
March 5, 2010
Rest and sleep well my baby your job is done,i will always be thinking of you my brave little soldier you will be watched over by many of our family and friends hope you are with your nan and she will take over looking after you now god bless you sweet angel of mine xxx Mum
Eileen Green (Mum)
March 5, 2010
RIP Richard , The town will give you a good send off which is what you deserve. Your family are in our thoughts.
Ian Henderson
March 4, 2010
March 4, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Marcus & Diane Gale
March 4, 2010
My thought are with you on this sad time.I grew up with Richard during our school days and played many a game of football against him when he played for Westwood. I will always remember him.
Matthew Gale
March 4, 2010
You will always be a hero to this country for all you have done and sadly missed by your family RIP
Graham Benham
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