Sad news folks

LiveNews - An Australian SAS soldier has been killed in a gun fight in Afghanistan. The soldier was on a specialised patrol in the Oruzgan province in the south of the country. It’s roughly the same region that an Australian David Pearce was killed while on patrol earlier this month. It’s understood the Special Forces soldier was involved in an exchange of fire during what’s been described as a Taliban ambush. He was shot once and evacuated by helicopter to a Coalition field hospital but later died.

They give their lives for Australia, and ask for so little. May God bless him, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and mates.

Update - It's understood he is a married father from Perth and was recently awarded a medal for gallantry. Head of the Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, said the soldier had been shot while launching a ground attack on a Taliban “sanctuary”. “We are taking the fight to the Taliban, and it was in one of these operations where we were going direct to fight the Taliban that this casualty occurred,” he said in Canberra.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments containing Chinese characters will not be published as I do not understand them