US warplane named after Nottingham soldier L/Cpl Kieron Hill

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The mother of a Nottingham soldier who died in Afghanistan has said she "burst into tears" after a US warplane was named after her son.

L/Cpl Kieron Hill, 20, from Clifton, was killed by a Taliban bomb while on patrol in Helmand Province with the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment in 2009.

The plaque in his honour has been put on an F-18 jet, part of the US fighter squadron, which is based on the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Vicki Holmes, L/Cpl Hill's mother, said it was an "amazing tribute".

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