A Mural Unveiled for Private Aaron McClure who died in Afghanistan in 2007

A mural to a teenage soldier from Ipswich who made the ultimate sacrifice was unveiled outside his former school on Friday, ensuring that his legacy will never be forgotten. Now, a vibrant, technicolour mural has been unveiled in Aaron’s memory outside his former school, Westbourne Academy in Ipswich.

Private Aaron McClure was just 19 when he died in Afghanistan in 2007. He and two other young men, Robert Foster and John Thrumble, were serving in the 7 Platoon B (Suffolk) Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment, when they came under intense fire from a US aircraft, which dropped a bomb on them instead of a Taliban position. 

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