September 22, 2012

Jonathan Kups

British soldier Sgt. Jonathan Kups, age 38, from Nuneaton, Warwickshire, died on September 21, 2012, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. He did not die from enemy fire. 

The cause of Jon's death has not been determined as of this date. 

Jon was a member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in June 1992, training as an electronics technician. He specialised in the early years of his career in radar and ground to air weapons, completing an operational tour in Northern Ireland. 

In 2011, Sgt Kups moved to 104 Force Support Battalion REME before being attached to 4 Close Support Battalion REME. 

Military officials stated that Jon was a man of substance. His nickname was "Koops". They describe him as a real character, with a dry wit who was a pleasure to work with. He is also described as very popular. 

Father, place Jon on the stairway
to Heaven
Family members describe him as a wonderful husband and loving father. Family members said that he was a loyal man with a wide circle of friends and was a devoted son, son-in-law, grandson and brother.

His military comrades stated that Jon will be forever missed. 

Many people are praying that Jon Kups is with Our Father. 

Jonathan is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, his wife and their three children.

Let us pray that Jonathan Kups is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Your prayers & wishes are appreciated at this difficult time
Family member

Anonymous said...

Jonathan would not have committed suicide, he was very opinionated and was a lover of life, I spent 7 years with him before we divorced may he rest in peace, my thoughts go out to his family.


Anonymous said...

I worked with Jon and there is no way he would take his own life.

We lived in each others pocket while in the falklands for 6 months together.

I have grieved the loss of my friend, my thoughts now turn to his family who will miss him massively im sure.

RIP my dear friend.


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