Remembrance

PUBLISHED: 16:09 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010

SIR, — When I watch the TV and see yet another one of our young soldiers has been killed in Afghanistan I am very upset. Why on earth are they over there being killed and what are they fighting for? I lost my brother in World War Two. I also served in the

SIR, - When I watch the TV and see yet another one of our young soldiers has been killed in Afghanistan I am very upset. Why on earth are they over there being killed and what are they fighting for?

I lost my brother in World War Two. I also served in the army but we knew what we were fighting for - our lives and freedom.

When the war came to St Albans with the sad news of Captain James Philippson, I felt so sad for his family here and my heart goes out to them. Time is a great healer, so they say, but they will never forget. I still treasure my brother's memory.

I will attend the memorial service on April 20. God give that dear family strength to live with their terrible loss.

H.G. Eames (aged 86),

Betty Entwistle House, St Albans.

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