March 23, 2012

Rupert Bowers

British Captain Rupert Bowers, age 24, of Wolverhampton, died on March 21, 2012, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as a result of injuries sustained from the blast of an improvised explosive device. 

He was part of the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters), which was attached to 2nd Battalion The Rifles. 

Rupert had been working as a security adviser to the Afghan National Army. After studying at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he was commissioned into the 1st Battalion, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in April 2007.

Father, place Rupert on the
Stairway to Heaven
Military officials describe Rupert as a gifted officer who excelled in the field and was happiest when leading men in battle. They also describe him as a the bravest of the brave, who had been mentioned in dispatches for gallantry. 

He is also described as full of character, dedicated, sincere and fun-loving. 

Rupert is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Patrick and Jane; his sister Juliet; his wife, Victoria; and their newly born son, Hugo.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Rupert Bowers is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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