Grieving mother's thanks to well-wishers

MOTHER of Aaron McClure has issued her heartfelt thanks to all the well-wishers who have paid tribute to her beloved son.Lorraine McClure is still too upset to speak about the tragedy but said she was grateful to everyone who has said such kind words about him.

MOTHER of Aaron McClure has issued her heartfelt thanks to all the well-wishers who have paid tribute to her beloved son.

Lorraine McClure is still too upset to speak about the tragedy but said she was grateful to everyone who has said such kind words about him.

She said: “I just want to say thanks to everyone who has sent their best wishes and messages of support through websites, cards and the people who come and lay flowers. I don't want to leave anyone out so I want to thank everyone. It means so much.”

Here are some of the latest tributes from The Evening Star's book of condolences:

A big respect goes out to you for all you've done for Ipswich for representing this town and our country in the army. I'm sure everyone that went to Westbourne who knew you will remember you as a warm and funny character. Big respect to all of your family mate, RIP.

Scott Lake, Ipswich

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Aaron, you made everyone so so proud. May you rest in peace and be watching over us. May we meet again in heaven

Amy Swarbrick, Ipswich

Aaron, words cannot describe how you will be missed, such a kind, warm hearted person. Ash sends his love too, he is devastated, we both are. We love you. Sweet dreams x x

Natalie Walker, Ipswich

My memories are of the wee boy with the great big smile, and the joy you brought into the lives around you. I wish I got to know the man that his proud and loving family knew, I would have been proud to have called you 'friend'. My love and prayers go to you, Lorraine, Karl and kids.

Richard Wasik, Limerick, Ireland

RIP Aaron, my heart will always be with you Lorraine and the boys. Aaron you did something you loved and your family are proud of you. Will always be remembered x

Colleen, Ipswich

My deepest thoughts go out to Aaron's family. A tragedy which should never have happened. My son is due to finish his second phase of training with the Royal Engineers and I am dreading next year when he is due to go to Iraq. I pray that sending these young people to these war zones will end soon and beg this government to put a stop to the grief, pain and fear that we feel. God Bless to Aaron and his family.

Carol Fordham, Haughley

An online book of condolences has been set up in memory of Private Aaron McClure at www.eveningstar.co.uk. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to starnews@eveningstar.co.uk, or call The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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