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Author Topic: Another Aussie digger KIA in Afghanistan.  (Read 749 times)
Queen Bee
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« on: October 25, 2007, 06:11:06 AM »

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.

RIP Dig.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 10:30:23 PM »

we always need to remember those who serve.  they risk the best years of their lives so others don't have to.  mothers lose sons every day. often it's to senseless acts of violence, or the stupidity of youth.  there is some small comfort in knowing that your child was lost in honorable service.

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007, 01:06:27 AM »

    Each life is just as important as the first and the last.  None are the least.  I learned this the hard way, early on, while in the service.

Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)
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