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Sheldon Steel

Sheldon Steel

(Passed – 2011)

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Sheldon Steel

Sheldon Steel
(Passed – 2011)

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Sheldon Steel

(Passed – 2011)
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About Sheldon
This is a tribute to Sheldon Steel. Rifleman Sheldon Lee Jordan Steel, from 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES), was tragically killed in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on the 27th November 2011.
Rifleman Sheldon Steel was taking part in a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement and to reassure the local population in Babaji, in the Lashkar Gah district, which is in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) area of operations, when he was caught in the blast from an improvised explosive device (IED). He was airlifted to the field hospital at Camp Bastion where he was declared killed in action.
Rifleman Sheldon Lee Jordan Steel, aged 20, from Leeds, joined the Army in November 2009, and underwent his
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combat training at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire. Rifleman Steel passed out of basic training in April 2010 and shortly afterwards joined 5th Battalion The Rifles, based in Paderborn, Germany.
During his time with the Battalion, Rifleman Sheldon Steel had achieved a great deal. He arrived at a busy time in the Battalion's calendar and was immediately thrust into further training, learning the intricacies of the Warrior armoured fighting vehicle, while developing the closest of bonds with those whom he would later deploy to Afghanistan with. This training culminated in a six-week, vehicle-mounted exercise in Canada in late 2010. Throughout this testing period, Sheldon demonstrated
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that he was quickly developing into a skilled, robust and intelligent soldier, in keeping with the Regiment's tradition of the 'thinking, fighting Rifleman'. This early promise was honed through Afghanistan pre-deployment training in the first half of 2011.
Rifleman Sheldon Steel's skills as a marksman, coupled with his mature approach and calm, focused demeanour were harnessed on the Sharp Shooters' course, which he passed with ease. A highly professional soldier he had proven to be one of the stars of his company. He was focused on his career, rightly ambitious, and showed great promise.
He leaves behind his mother, Victoria, younger brothers, Cody and Kamron, and his younger sister, Carys.
Sheldon's
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family paid him the following tribute:
"Sheldon was loving, caring and affectionate with his family and we all heard from him regularly. He loved being in the Army from when he was in the Army Cadets to joining 5 RIFLES. He was very fit and ran a marathon in June this year. He won prizes for his soldiering both in training and in a Regimental competition. He had a good sense of humour and frequently joked with us all.
"He was a big lad - all 6 foot 4 in of him - with a big heart. His Nanas had to stand on the wall outside the house to kiss him 'goodbye'. Words cannot explain how much he will be missed by us all.
"We have already received a lot of support from family, friends and work
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colleagues and we really appreciate this. "
This memorial was created to honour the life of Sheldon Steel and to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that he made for his country. He died a true hero and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 6th Dec 2011
Mandy Simpson
wrote:
My thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad tim x
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Nov 2011
jamie fulthorpe
wrote:
R.I.p sheldon u brave soldier you will all ways be in my heart and will all ways think of you lots ov love your cousin jamie xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Nov 2011
debbie ford
wrote:
our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Nov 2011
debbie ford
wrote:
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
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Sheldon Steel

This is a tribute to Sheldon Steel. Rifleman Sheldon Lee Jordan Steel, from 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES), was tragically killed in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, on the 27th November 2011.
Rifleman Sheldon Steel was taking part in a foot patrol to disrupt insurgent freedom of movement and to reassure the local population in Babaji, in the Lashkar Gah district, which is in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) area of operations, when he was caught in the blast from an improvised explosive device (IED). He was airlifted to the field hospital at Camp Bastion where he was declared killed in action.
Rifleman Sheldon Lee Jordan Steel, aged 20, from Leeds, joined the Army in November 2009, and underwent his...

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