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11 March 2010, 11:33
The body of a soldier from Reading, who was killed in Afghanistan, has been brought home.
Corporal Richard Green, of 3 Rifles, was shot on 2nd March. He was aged just twenty three. He is one of five British servicemen to die in Afghanistan in the space of six days.
All five bodies were flown back to RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, before a private service at the base's chapel.
Corporal Green, who attended Little Heath School in Tilehurst, leaves behind his father Chris, his mother Eileen and his brother and sister, Daniel and Charlotte. His mum said he would have had no regrets.
Last week, his family released this statement, "Richard was a larger than life character who packed so much into his short life. In his own words he was the 'Greenmeister', a true legend. He wouldn't want any of us mourning his death, rather he would want us all to celebrate his life. On his recent R&R Richard said 'If anything happens to me know that I've lived life to the full, have no regrets, and love my job.'
"We are so proud of him and will miss him more than words can ever say, but we do take comfort from the thought that, if there is a heaven, he is now having a laugh with his friends whose lives have been taken, just like his, over the past year."
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