Brit David Hart Killed by Taliban – Sends Buds on Vacation to U.S.

David Hart, 23, a Royal Marine took out a $380,000 insurance policy before deploying to Afghanistan. Then he wrote a letter saying, should he not live to make it back home, $150,000 of the policy’s proceeds would go to send 32 of his his friends and their girlfriends on a vacation to Las Vegas, Nevada. He died more than a year ago, and now those friends are preparing for a holiday in his memory.

David Hart, Royal Marine Commando

The Daily Telegraph:

“In his letter David said he had had a great life and had no regrets about anything. He always said he would do something like this if something bad happened.

“He said, ‘Go and have a good time and spend all this money’. All the lads said, ‘What a guy’.”

Hart died in Helmand Province. He also left $76,000 to a charity for injured Marines and a “large sum” to his family, who will take part in a bike ride fundraiser for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund in September. Click the link above for details and to donate.