Families pay tribute to fallen heroes

THE families of two UK servicemen killed in separate incidents in southern Afghanistan have paid tribute to their loved ones.

Marine Adam Brown, of Alpha Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, died in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province on Sunday.

Lance Sergeant Dale Alanzo McCallum, of 1st Battalion Scots Guards, was shot dead the same day in Lashkar Gah when his checkpoint came under fire.

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Marine Brown, 25, was born in Frimley, Surrey, and lived with his wife, Amy, whom he married in December last year.

She said: "You are a true inspiration to all who knew you and you made me the proudest woman in the world when I became your wife."

His younger brothers, Stephen and James, and younger sister, Laura, said he was "filled with courage, pride and dignity, which made him an inspiration to all around him".

L/Sgt McCallum, 31, a father of one, was born in Hanover, Jamaica and had joined the Army in 1998, and had served three tours in Iraq.

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His family said:"We all loved Dale for his easy-going attitude and his sunshine smile, for his mannerisms and his charm," they added.

Colleagues said Marine Brown, who was killed instantly during his second tour of Afghanistan, was a "consummate professional".

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