Thursday, December 09, 2010

Soldier killed by US friendly fire was a New Zealander in British army

A paratrooper killed when an American fighter fired on friendly forces in Afghanistan was a New Zealander serving with British forces.

 Private John 'Jack' Howard was serving with 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment in Nad 'Ali

7:00AM GMT 07 Dec 2010
He has been named as Private John "Jack" Howard, from Wellington.
It is understood Private Howard was hit by cannon fire from the American F18 jet during a firefight with the Taliban in poor weather conditions.
The troops from the specialist Brigade Reconnaissance Force called in close air support after they came under small arms fire from an insurgent ambush five miles west of the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah

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