Day 4: Theo & Tasker
“He used to joke that Theo was impossible to restrain but I would say the same about Lance Corporal Liam Tasker. At the most hazardous phase of an advance, he would be at the point of the spear, badgering to get even further forward and work his dog. He met his fate in just such a situation – leading the way that we might be safe.”
Theo had found a record 14 Improvised Explosive Devices in the first five months of his Afghanistan tour. Many soldiers on patrol believe the sniper who killed Liam was trying to also kill Theo in order to prevent discovery of a cache of weapons. Cpl Tasker was killed in a firefight with insurgents on March 1, 2011. Theo died hours later from a seizure. Theo died of a broken heart.