News filtering though of another Digger killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Believe it or not, this makes a total of 2. The other death was only a fortnight ago.
I almost feel guilty telling you this when the US has lost 383 in the region.
It pales into insignificane when we mourn 3835 US personell KIA in Iraq.
However a life lost cannot be undervalued. Each one has left a shattered family behind, fought and died in our name.
Its our duty to recognise the ultimate sacrifice they have made.
EDIT: It is reported that the Digger was from the feared SAS regiment. US Medivac chopper was called in and arrived ASAP but the SAS soldier died of wounds in the field, despite the efforts of his mates.
You got him, but he got 1500 of you. The sleeping giant is awoken, revenge is nigh.