5 Fallen Australian Soldiers Head Home

The final journey home....Five Australian soldiers Killed in Action this week, are on their way home after being farewelled by their comrades in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan. The moving ceremony was also attended by senior Australian Defence Force, ISAF and Afghan National Security Force Commanders. Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic, Sapper James Martin and Private Robert Poate from the 3 RAR Task Group were killed and two of their comrades wounded following an insider attack at Patrol Base Wahab in the Baluchi Valley region of Uruzgan on the evening of 29 August, 2012. In a separate and unrelated incident Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald and Private Nathanael Galagher from the Special Operations Task Group died when a ISAF helicopter crashed in Helmand Province in the early hours of 30 August, 2012. At the ceremony, Commanders paid homage and soldiers remembered fallen mates with heartfelt words. Australian soldiers and their coalition partners lined the route and saluted as a slow moving convoy of five Long Range Patrol Vehicles carried the soldiers to the Royal Australian C-130 Hercules for their final journey home.

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