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Michael Sweeney

"Sweeney"

Michael Sweeney

(Passed – 2010)

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Michael Sweeney

Michael Sweeney
(Passed – 2010)

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Michael Sweeney

(Passed – 2010)
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About Michael
This is a tribute to Michael Sweeney. Guardsman Michael Sweeney from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 1st April 2010.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney died as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji District of central Helmand province.
The last three and a half months saw Guardsman Michael Sweeney deploy on the full range of complex combat operations in the Babaji area.
As well as conducting daily patrols he was involved in the security of Check Points near his Patrol Base.
It was whilst on patrol to one of these Check Points with a resupply for his comrades that Guardsman Sweeney trod on a hidden bomb which took his life.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney joined
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the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards after training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick. He was posted to Number 2 Company in May 2008 for a short time before being posted to Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards based in London.
In his short time in the Army Guardsman Sweeney achieved a huge amount. In June 2008 he paraded on the Queen's Birthday Parade followed by a jungle Exercise in Belize later that same year. With a short turnaround in the UK he soon deployed to Kenya in January 2009 for an extended exercise before returning to London to take part, once again, in the Queen's Birthday Parade.
Surrounding his time in Number 7 Company was the knowledge that he would most likely deploy to Afghanistan
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on Operation HERRICK 11 and he therefore participated in elements of the Battalion's pre-deployment training. In December 2009 Guardsman Michael Sweeney was posted back to the 1st Battalion and deployed to Helmand Province.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney was posted to Number 2 Platoon in Number 1 Company, based in Patrol Base 4 in the Babaji Area of Operations. He deployed on the full range of complex combat operations. As well as conducting daily patrols he was involved in the security of Check Points near his Patrol Base.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney aspired to join the Signal Platoon on return from this tour and then attend a Junior Non Commissioned Officer course. He was a young but very motivated Guardsman
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who thrived in the environs of Helmand Province. He was a highly likeable and respected member of a very close knit company.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney was aged 19 and came from Blyth in Northumberland. He leaves behind his parents Michael and Kimberley, brother Shaun and fiancée Michelle.
Michael's family paid the following tribute:
"We are devastated by the loss of Michael. He was the greatest son, brother and fiance to Michelle you could possibly ask for. Michael was a proud Guardsman and we are immensely proud of what Michael has achieved in such a short lifetime.
"Michael loved to spend time with family and friends which meant so much to him and he was extremely giving to all.
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He touched so many people's hearts and he will be greatly missed."
This is an online memorial dedicated to Michael's memory. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. May he rest in peace.
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Michael Sweeney

This is a tribute to Michael Sweeney. Guardsman Michael Sweeney from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards was killed in Afghanistan on 1st April 2010.
Guardsman Michael Sweeney died as a result of an explosion that happened in the Babaji District of central Helmand province.
The last three and a half months saw Guardsman Michael Sweeney deploy on the full range of complex combat operations in the Babaji area.
As well as conducting daily patrols he was involved in the security of Check Points near his Patrol Base.
It was whilst on patrol to one of these Check Points with a resupply for his comrades that Guardsman Sweeney trod on a hidden bomb which took his life.
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