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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/3647074/Marine-killed-by-Taliban-leaves-100000-in-his-will-to-sendbr-32-of-his-mates-on-holiday.html

David Hart, 23, took out life insurance before he went to Afghanistan.

And he wrote a letter saying a chunk of the £250,000 policy proceeds should pay for his pals and their girlfriends to go on a party trip in his memory if he died.

Now 32 friends are jetting to the US - a year after David died in the Helmand danger spot of Sangin.

Pal Andy Hare, 25, said: "He loved going away with his mates - it was always the best two weeks of the year. They were lads' holidays and great times."

Construction manager Andy added: "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'."

David, of 40 Commando, also left a large sum to his family and £50,000 to his favourite charity for injured Marines. The keen footballer lived with parents Chris, 60, and Dilys, 54, in Poppleton, near York, before joining up in 2009.

Chris said: "Since his death, all of his friends have been round to see us. It's nice they have been there to support us." David's sister Sarah, 27, said: "He was the best brother I could have wished for. He was caring, funny and had an infamous grin.

"He would always be there for you. I'm proud to have been his sister and of his career as a commando."

David had qualified as a combat medic. After his death, Lt Col Paul James described him as "the perfect Marine - magnificent in personality and profession".

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