Thursday, 5 February 2009

In Memoriam: Jonathan Bracho-Cooke

Second Lieutenant Jonathan Carlos Bracho-Cooke of 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment was killed on 5th February 2007 in Iraq.
He was leading a patrol in the As Sarraji District of Basra City when his vehicle was hit by an IED; Second Lieutenant Bracho-Cooke died from the injuries he received in the explosion.

His CO, Lieutenant Colonel Simon Hutchinson said: "Jonathan Bracho-Cooke was a fine young platoon commander who had quickly established himself under very difficult conditions. He really stood out as a bright, enthusiastic and charismatic officer. We are very proud that he chose to be one of us, and are desperately sad to have lost him."

MoD: Second Lieutenant Jonathan Carlos Bracho-Cooke killed in Iraq
Gone Too Soon: Jonathan Carlos Bracho-Cooke
BBC: UK officer killed in Basra named