TOSTEVIN, Alexander Charles George

Rank: 
Marine
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
30063068
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Died in service
Age: 
28
Marine Alexander Tostevin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2010 [1].
 

During his time in the military, Alex underwent multiple deployments including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. It was while on active duty in Sangin province in July 2010, that Alex was shot in the head, with the bullet skirting the inside of his helmet and causing him to fall to the floor. Alex dismissed the wound as a scratch and promptly returned fire, allowing two of his comrades to return to safety. Alex received a Mention in Despatches for his outstanding bravery and professionalism [2].

On the 18th of March 2018, Alex Tostevin passed away suddenly, aged 28 [2].

Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59737, page 5641.
[2] Royal Marines Online [view....].
 

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