They will not grow old
August 30, 2012
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Today, it was announced that five Australian soldiers deployed to Afghanistan have been killed – in two separate incidents.
The detail of those events are to be honest unimportant and nothing I can say will be as well informed as any media site. But the message of tonight’s post is to express support of the commitment that sees these people follow through with their service.
That these new incidents are terrible is beyond question. Should these events trigger a reconsideration of the government policies that has our troops overseas? Quite possibly. But regardless of those policies, it is the role of those who are deployed to follow through with the mission they are deployed on, to execute the policy of the Government of the day.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and comrades of these latest casualties of our involvement in this conflict.